We are living in the 21st century where the world is progressing at a fast pace. Modernity undoubtedly has made our lives easier, but with it has come many evil forms of crime as well. The face of crime has grown so cruel that it doesn't care to spare anyone, and sheds no single tear of compassion. So when the crime itself doesn't consider mercy, why should the punishment?
Capital punishment is the severest form of judicial punishment that a criminal is rewarded with for a heinous crime that he commits. It includes execution or any other death penalty and gruesome suffering of the criminal. Although many countries have abolished this, but what needs to be reminded is that not a single trace of compassion is spared by these criminals while taking someone's life or raping someone mercilessly, and they need to have a taste of their own medicine in order to realise the pain and suffering that they cause to the victims. They need to go through the same fear and terror that they once made their victims undergo. Then only the criminals and their clan will be able to realise the gravity of the sin that they commit, or have committed.
Talking in terms of necessity, capital punishment should not be abolished because it might give the wrongdoers a sense of fear and they might retract from their cruel intentions. Just as it is necessary to remove the dead fish to let others survive, punishing the sin makers with such harsh punishments would alarm others to take a step back.
There is one biggest drawback that applies to any punishment that law rewards, that is, sometimes the innocents get trapped and fall victim to the hands of law. They have to suffer for the crime that they have never committed, and it proves to be worst for the bearers of capital punishment. To get rid of this, the system should carry out proper investigations, rather than reducing the severity of the punishment, because that will only motivate the criminals to frame innocent people into the crime, rather than developing reluctance in carrying out the sin themselves.
The need of providing capital punishment is more than the drawbacks, and hence, in my views, it should not be abolished.
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