New Delhi: After BJP’s IT Cell chief Amit Malviya revealed the identity of the 19-year-old alleged gang-rape victim from Hathras, the National Commission for Women (NCW) warned all those who followed suit, saying notices will be sent to them if rape is established.As demand for action against Malviya grows, the NCW said others have also revealed the identity of the victim.
“Not only Amit Malviya but many others like Digvijaya Singh, Swara Bhaskar have revealed the identity of the Hathras victim on social media and at Jantar Mantar,” NCW chief Rekha Sharma was quoted as saying by News18.Sharma further stated that the report is not clear on rape and the court has also taken suo motu cognizance. “Once it’s clear, NCW will send notices to everyone. I have details of each and every person putting pictures on social media or on posters,” she added.Under the Indian penal code, revealing the identity of a sexual assault victim is prohibited.Two days ago, Malviya tweeted a video of the victim and said: “Haathras victim’s interaction with a reporter outside AMU where she claimed there was an attempt to strangulate her neck. None of it is to take away from the atrocity of the crime, but unfair to colour it and demean the gravity of one heinous crime against another.”The 48-second video triggered call for action against Malviya for allegedly violating laws that preserve the identity of sexual assault victims.