December 16 gangrape victim's father objects to documentary

Ballia (UP): The family of Delhi gangrape victim has taken a strong exception to making public of their daughter's name in the BBC documentary and has warned of taking legal action in this connection.

"Despite clearly telling them not to make the name and photo of our daughter public, they have gone ahead with it and this is not right.. we will take legal action against this", the father of the victim told PTI.

In the documentary made by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin, the father has also objected to the derogatory statements by Mukesh, the driver of the bus in which the 23-year-old paramedical student, native of Ballia, was brutally gangraped by six men on December 16, 2012.

"BBC has thrown a challenge to the Indian government and we are confident that they will be given a suitable reply soon", he said. He, however, said that they are happy with union Home minister Rajnath Singh and the alacrity with which he has responded and urged the central government to also pursue the matter in the Supreme Court so that suitable punishment is given to the convicts at the earliest.

Government and judicial authorities yesterday took steps to stop the telecast of the controversial documentary on the gangrape incident even as Parliament erupted in anger over the interview of a convict in the gruesome case.

The Union Home Ministry had yesterday asked BBC not to broadcast the documentary anywhere. The BBC has said that it has no plans to telecast the documentary in India even though it went ahead and broadcast it in the UK, defying the ban imposed on by the Indian
government.

The British media giant broadcasted the film in UK yesterday at 10 PM

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