Swift and certain conviction only deterrent: Aamir Khan on Delhi rape

  • PTI, Hyderabad
  • Updated: Dec 10, 2014 16:03 IST

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan expressed anguish over the rape of a woman allegedly by a cab driver in Delhi and urged for a "swift and certain" conviction.

Speaking at a promotional event for his Anushka Sharma-Snjay Dutt-starrer PK, Aamir said swift conviction can be the only deterrent towards reducing incidents of sexual assault on women. "...What happened in Delhi, it's extremely unfortunate. Each time I read about something like this, my heart bleeds. It's really sad."

He said that ensuring a high rate of conviction and a speedy conviction would help in reducing offences of rape. "My take on this is that one of the most important things that we need, if we want the incidents of rape to come down, is a very high rate of conviction. Right now, the rate of conviction is so low. The process of justice is so long. And, the dice is loaded against the women," Aamir said.

The actor, who had raised the issue in his TV show Satyamev Jayate, said there should be fast track courts where case of crime against women and children are handled on priority basis. "When conviction is certain and swift... I know I cannot get away, it will not be after 20 years, it will be after two months. Then things will change... One of the big things we need to do is, conviction should be certain and swift. At the same time, we have to work on the mindset of the people," he said.

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