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adesh saxena

Consultant ENT Surgeon, Indian Medical Association


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An Eye for an Eye . Do you agree or disagree?

An eye for an eye is based on the philosophy of instilling fear in the heart of people, so that they will think twice before commiting a crime. I have seen this system works so well in some middle eastern countries as far as the crime rate is concerned.
Presenting your another cheek if you are slapped, tries to bring change in heart of an offender ,. An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind is their philosophy.It works well in other parts of the world as far as growth of society is concerned.


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  • Feb 21 2013: Eye for an eye! Sounds animalistic compared to an advanced civilization. Whatever happened to mercy when a person makes a mistake in judgement? Helping an offender see his error and then improving chances for converting him to a friend sounds far more attractive in the long view. If not this better way, then what can we see for the future?
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      Feb 21 2013: The current situation is that all the countries have punishments for the crime. The punishments may differ in nature,from, Eye for an eye, to incarceration, to rehablitation. But very little is done to help an offender see his error. So when we are awarding the punishment its necessary to put some clause or device some plan to help offender see his mistake..

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