Chemical Castration

  • Verma committee rejects chemical castration for rapists January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The Verma Committee rejected the suggestion of chemical castration of rapists as it considered handing down such a punishment would violate human rights and that mutilation of the body is not permitted under the Constitution. "We note that it would be unconstitutional and inconsistent with basic human rights...
  • Antirape law: Congress not in favour of chemical castration January 6, 2013

    The Congress on Saturday submitted its recommendations for amendment in antirape law to Justice Verma committee. The party is not in favour of chemical castration as punishment to rape accused but on the debate over whether Juvenile Act should be amended to reduce the age, it remains silent. The party,...
  • South Korea: Court orders chemical castration of rapist January 3, 2013

    Seoul: A South Korean court on Thursday ordered chemical castration of a repeat child sex offender in a first such decision given in the country. According to the Seoul Southern District Court's verdict, the 31yearold man surnamed Pyo will be sentenced to 15 years in jail and given medication which...
  • Congress antirape law draft proposes chemical castration December 30, 2012

    New Delhi: As outrage continues against the death of the Delhi braveheart, the victim of a brutal sexual assault, the Congress has decided to propose a tougher law to check crimes against women which could include a provision like chemical castration of perpetrators of rape in rare cases. The final draft...
  • Alan Turing: Chemically castrated for homosexuality June 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Alan Turing, the father of computing, whose birth centenary is being celebrated on June 23 was also a victim of homophobia. The World War Two codebreaker committed suicide after being convicted and chemically castrated for being a homosexual. Mathematician Turing led a team at Bletchley Park country House north...
  • S Korea set for 1st chemical castration of rapist May 23, 2012

    Seoul: South Korea will chemically castrate a serial rapist who preyed on young girls, the first time it has employed the punishment under legislation passed in 2010, Korean media reported on Wednesday. The 45yearold offender, identified only as Park, was convicted of four rapes or attempted rapes on children under the...
  • Russia to punish paedophiles by chemical castration February 23, 2012

    Moscow: Paedophiles in Russia may soon face chemical castration under a new law approved by the upper house of the Russian Parliament the Federation Council. Currently, paedophiles only get away with mandatory medical treatment, but under new draft law, they will face chemical castration, life imprisonment and psychiatric drug treatment,...
  • Castration for rapist? Many women don't agree May 4, 2011

    New Delhi: The capital reported 489 cases of rape last year and the figure for Mumbai was 189. Little surprise then that a court's suggestion of surgical and chemical castration for rapists has found favour with some Indian women. However, there are just as many who feel it will not...