Published On : Wed, Jan 2nd, 2013

Should Anti-rape law be named after the Delhi Gang Rape Victim ? Tell Us!

Nagpur News:

There has been mixed response to Union Minister Shashi Tharoor’s  tweet that the name of the 23-year-old woman who was gang raped on December 16 in New Delhi be revealed.

“Wondering what interest is served by continuing anonymity of – Delh Gang Rape victim. Why not Name & Honour her as a real person w/own identity?” he asked on micro-blogging site Twitter.
“Unless her parents object, she should be honoured&the revised anti-rape law named after her. She was a human being w/a name,not just a symbol,” Tharoor, who is known for speaking his mind, said.

Former IPS officer, Kiran Bedi welcomed the suggestion and said –  “What Tharoor has said, may be unique in India, but it is not new in the world. Many of the American laws, like the Megan Law, the Jessica Law and the Brady Law have been so named to perpetuate the memory and suffering of the victims, and also to remember the spirit behind the law. I would support Tharoor’s suggestion, as it is a good idea.”

Let we, People of Nagpur, put our comments on it.