Naming anti-rape law after the Delhi gangrape victim will be an honour, says family
The family members of the 23-year-old girl said that "if her name is made public for this purpose, they have no objection to it".
The father and brother of the girl said that "if the government names the revised anti-rape law after her, they have no objection and it would be an honour to her".
Tharoor had yesterday favoured making public the identity of the gang-rape victim wondering what interest was served by keeping her name under wraps.
Tharoor, the Minister of State for Human Resources Development, had also said the revised anti-rape legislation should be named after the victim if her parents do not have any objection.
Wondering what interest is served by continuing anonymity of the Delhi gangrape victim. Why not name and honour her as a real person with her own identity?" he asked on micro-blogging site Twitter.
"Unless her parents object, she should be honoured and the revised anti-rape law named after her. She was a human being with a name, not just a symbol," Tharoor, who is known for speaking his mind, said.
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