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Shinde names Maha rape victims in RS!

Home minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Friday committed yet another gaffe when he named the victims of the Bhandara rape incident in Rajya Sabha which had to be expunged at the intervention of leader of the opposition Arun Jaitley.

Pointing out the gaffe, Jaitley said as per law the victims of rape, that too minors, are not identified and named and their identity should be kept a secret as per SC guidelines. ‘I am sure it is an oversight...Three minor children are being named in the statement of the home minister. What should not have been done, has been done. Victims named should not have been named. The home minister should withdraw his statement and a fresh one be laid in the House,’ said Jaitley.

Earlier, Shinde named the three sisters of Bhandara in Maharashtra, who were allegedly raped and murdered recently, in a written statement which was read out by him.

At first, Shinde could not get the import of what Jaitley was pointing out. PJ Kurien, deputy chairperson, told him that Jaitley has raised a ‘very, very important point. The names of the victim should not have been disclosed. These names of victims are hereby expunged,’ he said.
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