The Delhi Police Commissioner has tried to undo the wrong done in episodes relating to gang-rape incident when he, along with all senior officers of Delhi Police, paid their respectful homage to the victim at start of their annual press-conference on January 18 at New Delhi.
Prominent Parliamentarian Lalu Yadav while revealing identity of the victim echoed the public demand of the masses for the fast-track hanging of all the accused including the so-termed ‘minor’ by comparing the case with Ravana killed for abducting Sita.
Family members of the victim have already demanded and consented for making the identity of the girl public. Already, photos of the brave cute daughter of the nation have reached millions on the Internet through forwarding and re-forwarding.
Rules should be for public good, and the public should not be made slave of rules for denying the rightful to be done. Rules should be changed to enable the identities of rape victims to be made public after death so that Ashoka Chakra may be awarded to the deceased girl on the coming Republic Day for unparallel example of bravery to fight against rapists’ attack even though she could have saved her life by surrendering to rape as was suggested by a self-acclaimed inhuman saint.
If necessary, Ashok Chakra may be awarded without naming her at present. Later, her photos and identity may be made public after change of rules. Rather, a memorial should be planned in her memory and her photos with citations put at appropriate places throughout the country for inducing bravery among girls who have to often anonymously face atrocities in this male-dominated society.
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