New law could be named after Delhi gang-rape victim

Jan 2, 2013

Family supports idea of naming 23-year-old so that law can be named in her honour

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THE FAMILY of the young medical student who died after being gang-raped in Delhi have indicated they are willing to reveal her identity so that a new law protecting women can be named after her.

The as yet unnamed victim died in a Singapore hospital after being brutally attacked on a moving bus in the Indian capital before Christmas. She was sitting with her boyfriend, whom she planned to marry, when six men attacked. They inserted an iron rod into her body, causing severe organ damage.

The move to name a new law after her was suggested by Indian junior education minister Shashi Tharoor on Twitter. He asked why her identity was being kept under wraps and wrote: "Unless her parents object, she should be honoured & the revised anti-rape law named after her. She was a human being with a name, not just a symbol."

Naming rape victims is illegal in India without the permission of the family but the Times of India reports that relatives of the 23-year-old have "no objection" and would regard a law named after her as an "honour".

India Today reports that the Delhi branch of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party [BJP] is calling for the victim to be awarded the Ashoka Chakra, the country's highest civilian award for bravery.

In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, BJP official Vijender Gupta wrote: "The courage and bravery she exhibited has inspired the whole nation and shaken our national consciousness."

Meanwhile, The Guardian reports that hundreds of Indian women have applied for gun licences since the attack. "The news underlines the widespread sense of insecurity in the city, deep before the incident and deeper now, and the lack of faith in law enforcement agencies," says the paper.

"The case has provoked an unprecedented debate about endemic sexual harassment and violence in India. Tens of thousands have protested across the country, calling for harsher laws, better policing and a change in culture."

A new telephone helpline has been introduced in Delhi for women in distress, the BBC reports. It is being run from the office of the city's chief minister Sheila Dikshit, who also joined a "silent march" through Delhi demanding justice for the bus rape victim.

Five of the six men arrested over the attack are expected to be charged with murder on Thursday. They could face the death penalty if found guilty. The other suspect is thought to be under 18, although bone tests are to be carried out to determine his actual age. If he is found to be an adult he, too, could face the death penalty.

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(Dec. 29, 2012): RAW has used the gang rape of the 23-year old Delhi girl and countrywide outrage to divert attention from my press releases this month about the "Anglo-American enforcement of their ownership of India", from the killing of over ten million Indians in just the ten years after 1857 by the British to enforce their will to the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan to drone attacks on Pakistan to the trafficking of Indian children to be used as food -- RAWsTraffickingOfIndianChildrenDOTblogspotDOTcom -- and the total possession and rape of India by the Anglo-Americans and their white friends in economic, military and all spheres with CIA's rule over India via RAW that I have described at WhatYouShouldKnowAboutRAWDOTblogspotDOTcom. Like keeping Indians and Pakistanis fighting each other rather than their white oppressors, this is meant to keep Indians focused on rapes of Indians by Indians and not on their incomparably more violent rape and domination by the white countries and all the Indians participating in this RAW-sponsored event are participating in the enforcement of Anglo-American ownership of India, in the rape of India. JoinIndiaWarOfIndependenceDOTblogspotDOTcom

In service of its white masters RAW has committed innumerable terrorist acts in India taking part even in the Mumbai attack of 2008, carried out train accidents killing hundreds in each incident, sabotage of India's defence equipment, spreading AIDS in India to provide the white countries a population of guinea pigs for vaccine development, murders including those of Indira and Rajiv Gandhi, etc., etc. The minor who has been arrested at first was reported to have assaulted only the victim's male friend but not taken part in the rape but later was assigned the responsibility for, by himself, having mutilated her intestines and other internal organs with an iron rod, because a minor can get away with confinement in a juvenile facility for a couple of years no matter what the crime. These may have been RAW operatives who committed the crime. There were no reports of the serious injuries to the victim's internal organs until about two days after she had been admitted to the hospital. The injuries to her internal organs may have been inflicted on her by a member of the hospital staff at RAW's behest, even under the pretext of doing surgery, or by a RAW operative who gained access to her after she had been admitted to the hospital.

(Dec. 31, 2012) A surgeon named Shiv Shankar Sastry in Bangalore on the defence board Bharat-RakshakDOTcom using the handle "shiv" who is a RAW operative directed the mutilation of the above victim. An Indian physician who uses the handle "gakakkad" on Bharat-Rakshak and was apparently doing a fellowship in cardiology in the United States until recently works for CIA-RAW and participated in the above crime. Documentation of K. Subrahmanyam coming on line, along with the CIA Director Michael Hayden, on August 9, 2008 and offering to transfer one crore rupees into my bank account within 48 hours if I agreed to work for the CIA -- which shows Indian governments, in the present and in the past, to be proxies for the CIA -- can be seen via HaydenSubrahmanyamDOTblogspotDOTcom. K. Subrahmanyam wrote to me: "At the present time, we are seeking your cooperation for a very important matter, i.e. the cause of Indo-US friendship. / I am pleased to inform you that we will be awarding you handsomely for your cooperation. We will transfer the sum of INR 10,000,000/- (1 crore rupees) to your bank account within 48 hours of receiving confirmation of your willingness to assist us." The gang rape victim was killed by RAW to divert attention from my press releases of this month about the incomparably more violent rape and domination of India by the Anglo-Americans and keep the focus on rapes of Indians by Indians. In other words, she was killed by CIA-RAW in the cause of Indo-US friendship.

(Jan. 2, 2013) After I wrote the above, the United States and Britain issued travel advisories against travel in India to locations where protests against the gang rape are taking place. The Congress Party, the BJP and Samajwadi Party criticized the travel advisories saying there was no need for them. But if the political parties and public are true to their words, they will tear out the uterus of any Anglo-American woman seen in India as was reportedly done to the above victim, castrate any Anglo-American male in India and also those Indians, such as the political parties and government, participating in the Anglo-American rape of India.

Satish Chandra