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Rape victim's father asks Centre to respect public sentiments

PTI  Ballia (UP), January 03, 2013
First Published: 13:10 IST(3/1/2013) | Last Updated: 14:06 IST(3/1/2013)

Asking the Centre to make amendments in law to name the proposed new anti-rape law after his daughter, father of the Delhi gangrape victim on Thursday said it will be an honour to the girl and respect public sentiments.

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"I want the revised anti-rape law to be in the name of my daughter. It will be an honour for her. If there is some problem in doing due to constitutional provisions, Centre could amend them. It will also be a respect of public sentiments", father of the 23-year-old Delhi gangrape victime told PTI.

"We will be sad if the anti-rape law is not named after my daughter", he said.

Demanding timely justice for his daughter, the father said that he was satisfied with the Delhi Police action.

The father of the victim also demanded that the Uttar Pradesh government set up a hospital in his village stating that it was wish of his daughter to do so in this backward village.

The home ministry has given indications that the revised law, which is expected to be stringent and facilitate speedier justice, is unlikely to be named after the girl who died last Saturday after battling for life for nearly two weeks.

Union minister Shashi Tharoor had favoured naming the revised anti-rape law after the victim.

Tharoor had got support from former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati for his proposal.

"If the family of the victim has given its approval to the law being named after the rape victim I have no objections to it," Mayawati had said, adding "The Central government should convene an all party meeting and take a decision in consensus with everyone".

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