Legally can this be done? #DelhGangRape victim – do victims have any rights? when it comes to the Internet & their identity to be protected?

Posted on December 31, 2012


Internet according to many is a place where we freely share our digital work & information and that includes everything we do at work and home … and lately many people share everything and I mean everything and if you want to find out about someone no a bad idea hey just Google and their data pops up ..hey nothing wrong ….or hey sometimes we just don’t have any rights to control our data..and all of a sudden everybody – follows us via the internet..although  some want to stay private and some talk about everything..I mean everything….  as users of the web & devices.

From an end point of view !!!!! I am struggling with one key point —do any victims of rape have any rights?  Be it innocent victims of rape, cyber bulling, hate speech or any victims of sexual abuse …do they have any rights or do they have rights to protect their identity mainly from cyber intrusion when it comes to social sites or at least when it comes to the Internet globally?? What internet laws do governments in their countries adopt? or use to protect the victim’s identity in many aspects of “sexual crime or crime”… just wondering how does the individual from an end point as a user have any rights….to protect themselves when it comes to innocent children, teenagers & women — cyber  bully is a huge issue globally.

I could be all over the map … been trying to find a solution since 2004 and not been easy  when it comes to keeping our identity or our work we do with innocent children, teenagers, youth  and women globally and I have found some of the educators who work with large NGOs or even United Nations — expose so many innocent children’s  identities  & their pictures from many of the developing countries… we can’t get rid of these cameras in the devices -but can we at least make efforts to protect their identities… ???

This women wrote a great article — from her perspective around “RAPE” in America and change and  I am in agreement with her and I am more or else speaking of  a victim’s identity…  when it comes to the Internet…… rape is rape and many don’t speak of how do women who have been raped also protect there identity>>> the big issue many of face when it comes to the Internet….

Gangrapes in India worry the United Nations!!

“Violence against women must never be accepted, never excused, never tolerated” by Ban Ki-moon UN Secretary General

The United Nations in India on Monday expressed its sadness and grief over gangrape and death of 23 year-old student in Delhi.

New Delhi, December 31, 2012 “We are extremely concerned about the number of rape cases   said that the mind-set towards the girl child and women needs to change  @ Hindustan Times .

Delhi gangrape The UN is “extremely concerned” about the number of gangrape cases in India ►   Delhi gang rape case: UN concerned over   by  P7News24x7

Delhi Police will invoke murder charges against the six men allegedly involved in the gangrape and brutal assault of a 23-year-old girl in a moving bus after she died in a Singapore   hospital 13 days after treatment.

A senior police official said as soon as they get the official report from the hospital, they will slap murder charges against the accused who were nabbed after the December 16 incident.

Police had initially booked the six men under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 201 (destruction of evidence), 365 (kidnapping or abducting), 376 (2)(g) (gang rape), 377 (unnatural offences), 394 (hurting in committing robbery) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.

The girl had boarded the bus, thinking it to be a legitimate public carriage, from Munirka but was attacked and gangraped even as her male friend accompanying her tried to protect her. He was also injured in the incident.

Police sources said they are planning to file the charge sheet in a court early next week.

The arrested persons are driver Ram Singh, his brother Mukesh, Akshay Thakur, Pavan and Vinay. The sixth person apprehended claimed that he is a minor and police have sought the court’s permission to get a bone check to ascertain his age.

On twitter Union Minister of India Shashi Tharoor favours making victim’s identity public!!!! Name anti-rape law after #DelhGangRape states “Make Delhi gangrape victim’s identity public: Shashi Tharoor”

Union Minister Shashi Tharoor may have put his foot in the mouth once again by suggesting that the new anti-rape law, which is under works, can be named after the Delhi braveheart, who succumbed to her injuries after battling for her life for over 12 days according to

In remarks that can stoke a controversy, Union Minister Shashi Tharoor today favoured making public the identity of the 23-year-old gang-rape victim wondering what interest is served by keeping her name under wraps.

Tharoor, the Minister of State for Human Resources Development, also said the revised anti-rape legislation should be named after the victim if her parents do not have any objection.


“Wondering what interest is served by continuing anonymity of . Why not namehonour her as a real person w/own identity?” he asked on micro-blogging site Twitter.

“Unless her parents object, she should be honouredthe revised anti-rape law named after her. She was a human being w/a name,not just a symbol,” Tharoor, who is known for speaking his mind, said.

Under the law, the identity of a rape victim cannot be disclosed and printing or publishing the name or any matter which may make known the identity of any person against whom rape is committed is an offence under section 228-A of Indian Penal Code.

His comments also came close on the heels of Delhi Police registering a case against an English daily for publishing material which could lead to the identification of the victim.

Tharoor’s comments sparked instant reactions on Twitter with people supporting and questioning his suggestions.

“Why are you after creating honours, idols and temples again instead of making real changes to criminal justice system?” Chirdeep, one of the users, asked.

Anil Wanvari, however, wrote: “A good suggestion. This is exactly what I had recommended four days ago. Cheers!”

The girl was gangraped and brutally assaulted allegedly by six persons in a moving bus in south Delhi on 16 December. She died in a Singapore hospital on 29 December  for more information catch the story… #Delhigang rape “Special task force set up to look into safety issues of women”
The task force will review the functioning of the Delhi Police on a regular basis. It will also continuously review action taken by the police