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 the Delhi gangrape victim, her family members today said that they have no objection to it and the move would be a matter of honour.

Naming anti-rape law after girl will be an honour: Family

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".

"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 microblogging 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 said.

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 Delhi government, the brother 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. When asked about the police chargesheet in the case, her brother said they do not want to comment on the issue and only want justice. 

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