How effective is the law?

Dear Editor,
This is with reference to your editorial, “Give attention to moral upbringing” (April 23, 2018). The effectiveness of the provision for death penalty for child rapist will remain just on paper unless there also exist political will, administrative neutrality, public vigilance and moral education.
However, is there any penalty for the supporters of child – killer – rapists? An inhuman show of solidarity with such heinous criminals was staged by some people with our national flag in their hands! This is an offence against our national flag, India’s image and above all against humanity.
Now, if these people can make an easy getaway after publicly demonstrating in support of the child – killer – rapists with our national flag in their hands, how can a law, however stringent it may be, become effective?
Sujit De,