Concealing identity of the Delhi gang rape victim made perfect sense while she lived, but revealing her identity after her demise has become more important as she has taught a fitting lesson to deaf and dumb decision-takers and law-enforcing agencies of this nation.
THIS IS also necessary for worship as an ideal for youngsters of this country who faced worst of merciless police-brutality through water-cannons and lathi-charge in chilly winter of rape-capital of India only for their sin of seeking justice against crime against women.
Authorities shamefully snatched constitutional right of people for a meaningful protest by closing metro stations and making India Gate out-of-bounds for expressing their solidarity with the departed soul.
Union government has acted against wishes of people by managing a super-sonic cremation of the brave girl in early morning hours without giving people a chance to pay homage. If bodies of political leaders can be kept for ‘darshan’ for long and ‘samadhis’ created against norms set by Union Cabinet, then it was the fittest case for cremation with full state-honour and a memorial created at cremation-site like is done for deceased former Presidents and Prime Ministers.
Without revealing identity of the brave physiotherapy student, it may not be possible to honour her posthumously with country’s highest civilian award for bravery namely Ashok Chakra, an honour undoubtedly deserved by her.
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