Target: Parliament of India
Goal: Name the revised anti-rape law after the gang rape victim who inspired it
The recent violent gang rape in New Delhi, India has inspired controversy in the country. This controversy has led to the revision of the anti-rape law. The law is a major step toward protecting women in the country. Some are calling for the law to honor the victim that inspired it by naming the law after her. Although the names of rape victims are not usually released, this case is one of national importance and the victim deserves to be honored.
Union minister Shashi Tharoor called for the law to be named after the victim in a series of messages posted on Twitter. According to Tharoor, “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.” India law prevents the names of rape victims to be released, but as the victim has unfortunately died as a result of the violent act, the law allows her name to be known to the public with her family’s permission. In order for her to be honored by the law, her name must be released.
The girl’s parents have publicly stated that ”if the government names the revised anti-rape law after her, they have no objection and it would be an honour to her.” The victim has inspired the law that will protect women who face her situation. Naming the law after her will be a way for the nation to honor her memory, as she inspired this change in the country. Demand that the Parliament of India name the law after her.
Dear Parliament of India:
Recently, you have approved revisions to India’s anti-rape law. These revisions were prompted by a gang rape attack on a woman in Delhi. The woman’s name has not been released to the public. There is a call for her name to be released in order to honor her memory as a person.
I ask you to name the anti-rape law after the victim who inspired it. This woman is the reason that many women across India will be protected from her situation. Her family has agreed that it would be an honor to reveal her name for this purpose. Honor this woman by naming the law she inspired after her.
[Your Name Here]