I don’t know what the question implies when it asks about the law and order and lack of restraint issue . I think there is more to this issue than just growing lawlessness .India is country where its own capital is not safe for his citizen.A five-year-old girl was abducted from outside her house and raped repeatedly by her neighbour. A 200 ml bottle and pieces of candle were inserted into the private parts of the five-year-old rape victim. In yet another shocking case of police brutality the mother of a six-year-old alleged rape and murder victim was thrashed and dragged by a cop in Aligarh. The police also baton charged outraged locals, who came out on streets and pelted stones at police and blocked traffic for hours after the body was found from a garbage dump.
The true deterrent to rape crimes (as in most other crimes) is not the quantum of resulting punishments, but the surety of punishment. Punishments can be both social and legal. In India, due to prevailing circumstances, the possibility of either kind of punishment is often fairly low, prompting some people to feel they can get away with this. This hypothesis is partly supported by the fact that rape is the fastest growth rate among crime types in India, while having the lowest conviction rates.
In fact in real terms , most of the times the husband’s forceful intercourse or intercourse when partner is not ready has never been accounted in the reported cases . Which also qualifies in the legal term as rape. Also the growing stress level , lack of sexual knowledge , social taboo on speaking on the subject in the family . Growing objectification of Women via media and advertisements . Sexuality fashion and accessories which may be fashionable , there is no denying but they are meant to be that way . As much as the guys would enjoy watching the AXE advertisements and cheerleaders in IPL advertisements . They would enjoy similarly masturbating in the washroom imagining raping/having intercourse the same models.
Adolescents left on their own to discover sex and sexual feeling often find information in porn which is either first hand or second hand via friends or so on and tend to believe that the BANG BANG in the videos or the porn sites are the way that the other world tends to open .
There are some cases where the intercourse happen with the consent of the victim on the lure of some benefit or situation such as — getting married to the guy or consensual sex . Having a mutual accepted condition to have intercourse is also accounted as rape .
Also there is an interesting fact , in fact the paid sex or prostitution is also counted as rape and there are some angles to it . You will find that the health ministry has opposed the decriminalization of the clients– not directly implying but attesting the need for sexual intercourse to exist.
May be we need to look around and ask more questions to ourselves . It has to go deeper than merely discipline people . Some of these perpetrators/future perpetrators may seem normal and we might mix with them daily . But what is it that causes their fall ?