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My daughter's name was Jyoti Singh, not ashamed to take her name, says Nirbhaya’s mother

Published Dec 17, 2015, 7:40 am IST
Updated Mar 26, 2019, 5:20 pm IST
She appealed against the release of juvenile convict in the case.

New Delhi: Three years to the day a young medical student was gangraped and tortured on a moving bus in Delhi, an incident that shook India to the core, her mother revealed her name to the world, saying, “My daughter was Jyoti Singh and I am not ashamed to name her.”

At a remembrance meeting organised in the heart of the capital, Asha Devi said she was proud to name her daughter, who came to symbolise the fight for women’s safety and security and became the catalyst for major changes to the law on crimes against women.

Her offenders should be ashamed: Mom
“I am not ashamed of taking my daughter’s name. Whoever has suffered should not hide their name. It is the offenders who should be ashamed and hide their name. I want to tell everyone that my daughter’s name was Jyoti Singh. From today, everyone should know her as Jyoti Singh,” Asha Devi  said, fighting tears.

Speaking regarding the youngest of the six rapists, who is expected to be released from a reform home on December 19, she said: “On her third anniversary, the culprit is being set free. Where is the justice is in that?”

Both parents have strongly appealed against the release of the “juvenile”. The activists said that women continue to face violence in every sphere of life and that it was the certainty of justice which can bring about a change and not the severity of punishment.

“In these three years, women continue to face violence in every space, including homes, public transport and at work. There have been many attacks on women and girls, some accompanied by media coverage, but most taking place away from public glare,” Kavita Krishnan, Secretary of the All India Progressive Women’s Association said.




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