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Why Narendra Modi is Wrong to Think Capital Punishment is Making India Safer for Women

Despite the hanging of four convicts in the Nirbhaya rape-and-murder case on March 20, it is clear that the death penalty is not a deterrent to rape.

After the hanging of four convicts in the Nirbhaya rape-and-murder case on March 20, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called it a step towards making India safer for women. Is this true? Feminist scholars and activists have been arguing for years that it isn’t. The Wire explains why in seven points.