3) Critically analyze how far India’s registry of sex offenders will be helpful in tackling crimes of sexual nature in the country?(250 words)

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Topic– Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

3) Critically analyze how far India’s registry of sex offenders will be helpful in tackling crimes of sexual nature in the country?(250 words)

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Why this question

Considering the frequency and magnitude of crimes of sexual nature in the country, registry of sex offenders is being introduced to tackle the problem. The article discusses the issue of creation of sexual offenders registry and the problems therein. Preparing pros and cons for this list would help us prepare this topic for mains.

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to explain what registry of sexual offenders is, bring out both sides of the debate as to why or why not the list would be effective in tackling crimes, your view on effective the registry would be and give the way forward.

Directive word

Critically analyze – When asked to analyze, you  have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, all you need to do is look at the good and bad of something and give a fair judgement.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Explain what is this registry.

Body – Bring out pros and cons of having a registry of this nature. In pros, one can mention data related to crimes of sexual nature, the consistently poor ranking of India when it comes to countries which are safe for women etc. Highlight the issues as discussed in the article mentioned above. Discuss some of the alternate solutions that are there for the same purpose – such as effective implementation of justice Verma committee report, bringing in police reforms etc.

Conclusion – Give your view on how effective creation of such a registry would be for tackling crimes and discuss the way forward.