Active GD: Will a National Registry of Sexual Offenders curb crimes against women?Last week, the Ministry of Home Affairs has launched the National Registry of Sexual Offenders. To be maintained by the National Crime Records Bureau, this registry will not only have a list of names of convicted sexual offenders. The database will also include their address, photos and personal ID info such as PAN and Aadhaar numbers, along with DNA samples and fingerprints. The aim of the Ministry is to bring down the offences against women and children.
The topic of this active Group Discussion is: will such a registry really act as a deterrent and reduce the number of such offences in India? What are the pros and cons of maintaining this registry?
Best participants will win cash awards.
Note: Those who participate are requested to bring out various aspects of the topic in relevance to India in a concise manner and not go off-track. You can provide brief statistical data but try to keep it relevant to your specific response and not as separate responses with just a list of stats in each. It would also be good not to merely repeat what is brought up by other participants, but to bring forth your own individual views and counter-react others' views. You need not support only the pros or only the cons, but can bring out views for both sides of the coin.
Closing date: 28th September 2018.