Union Minister and writer Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday suggested that any future law to curb growing rapes in the country could be named after the Delhi gangrape victim who died in a Singapore hospital on Saturday after a 13-day-long fight since the horrific attack on her, but not without galvanising a nation fed up with crimes against women.
"Unless her parents object, she should be honoured and the revised anti-rape law named after her. She was a human being with a name, [she was] not just a symbol," tweeted Tharoor, who is now the Minister of State for Human Resource Development.
Tharoor said he was wondering why at all the name of the girl was kept a secret.
"Wondering what interest is served by continuing anonymity of the Delhi gangrape victim. Why not name and honour her as a real person with [her] own identity?" asked Tharoor.
The suggestions of Tharoor, however, was not backed by Congress yet while Opposition parties rejected the idea.