Suddenly a lot of buzz on the judicial forefront.Saddam Hussain to be hanged in 30 days. Manu Sharma to be jailed for life. I have really not thougth about it but this certain reader's poll as to whether Saddam should be hanged or not made me put on my thinking cap (had to brush aside a lot of dust from it that had settled since some time).
Following my trail of thoughts, I am really not for capital punishment.Doesn't depend on the degree of crime at all too. Life I believe is given by The Al Mighty. Are we really worth making a decision to take away what he has given?
History is evidence enough. Valmiki who was a robber repented his acts and went on to write the Ramayana. King Ashoka who brutally murdered so many at war turned a new leaf and is still Ashoka the Great to us.
Life imprisonment...well ok but death??? Even if that person does one good deed in the remaining of his life spared isn't it worth keeping him alive? Don't know....Could bring other difficulties as kidnaps for release etc but somehow my heart votes out Capital Punishment.