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HindustanTimes Thu,17 Apr 2014

Family okay with naming victim

Rhythma Kaul, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, January 03, 2013
First Published: 00:25 IST(3/1/2013) | Last Updated: 00:27 IST(3/1/2013)

The family of the Delhi gang rape victim, who died on December 29, is okay with naming the revised anti-rape law after her, as proposed recently by a union minister.

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“We agree with the suggestion. It would be a matter of pride for my sister,” her brother told HT from the family’s ancestral home in Ballia in UP.

On Tuesday, minister of state for HRD Shashi Tharoor suggested that the revised law be named after the victim as “she was a human being w/a name, not just a symbol”.

The brother claimed that after a 30-minute meeting on whether they should allow the name to be made public, the family decided to give a go-ahead to it.

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