Is Tharoor right in demanding the anti-rape law to be named after the victim?

GN Bureau | January 2, 2013



Union minister Shashi Tharoor has favoured making public the identity of the 23-year-old gang rape victim. He does not find a valid reason in keeping her name under wraps. Tharoor also wants the revised anti-rape legislation to be named after the victim. Under the law, the identity of a rape victim cannot be disclosed. But now that the victim is no more, would it not be right to honour her by naming the anti-rape law after her?

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