The issue of capital punishment was dealt with brilliantly in the film “A short film about killing” by the legendary Polish director Krzystof Kieslowski. The movie shows two murders with all their brutalities: the murder of a taxi driver by a 21 year old; and the hanging of the accused by the state. The first murder is presented with all its horrors to make sure that the viewer has no sympathy for the accused. The taxi driver is strangled, beaten with a rod, and finally stoned, in what is probably the longest and most gory murder scene in the history of films. The accused has no reason for committing the murder and the haunting moans of the taxi driver begging for mercy accentuate the crime.
There are other ways to provide state employment and prop up careers of Rahul Mahajan and Ramdev; let them stick to their drugs for the time being.