In a country where state and society are equally guilty of inadequate, tardy and callous response to near-endemic sexual harrassment, naming and shaming is the much-needed parallel system. It doesn’t subvert due process, but actually improves it.
No, the death penalty is not the answer. But an efficient and speedy system of justice — from reporting to conviction — is likely to be. Till we reach the point, we can only grieve and rage and feel guilty.
What is wrong in a state carving out its identity through a flag of its own? States with strong identities have historically performed well. Besides, in India with all its diversity, a federal structure alone can bring the best governance.