Naming anti-rape law after girl will be an honour: Family
A day after Union Minister Shashi
Tharoor favoured naming the revised anti-rape law after
gang-rape victim, her family members today said they have no
objection to it and the move would be an honour to the girl.
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".
Talking to PTI, 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
"Wondering what interest is served by continuing
anonymity of #DelhGangRape victim. Why not name&honour her as
a real person w/own identity?" he asked on micro-blogging site
"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.
On reports of Telugu filmmaker Ramana Gaddam planning to
make changes in his upcoming film to highlight the brutal
gangrape, the girl's brother said before doing so he should
meet them and give information about the storyline.
He said the director would have to clarify what he wants
to portray in the movie.
Asked about the financial assistance of Rs 20 lakh
announced by the Uttar Pradesh government and assistance of Rs
15 lakh and job announced by
said though announcements have been made, they are yet to
receive the assistance.
However, the girl's father said he was satisfied with the
announcements made by the government.
The family members termed as misleading reports in the
media that the girl was about to get married.
On a question regarding police charge sheet in the case,
the brother said they do not want to comment on the issue and
only want justice