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Should gang-rape victim's name be revealed?

January 02, 2013 10:14 IST

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.

Tharoor asked on Twitter, "Wondering what interest is served by continuing anonymity of #DelhGangRape victim. Why not name&honour her as a real person w/own identity?"

Tharoor wondered what interest was being served by keeping her name under wraps. He said the revised anti-rape legislation should be named after the victim if her parents do not have any objection.

Former IPS officer, and now social and civil rights activist, Kiran Bedi welcomed the suggestion.

Bedi 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."

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