Rape Victim’s Father: Name Her

    University students shout slogans as they form a human chain advocating safety for women, in New Delhi, India, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. Five men accused of raping a university student for hours on a bus as it drove through India's capital were charged with murder, rape and other crimes that could bring them the death penalty. The attack on the 23-year-old woman, who died of severe internal injuries over the weekend, provoked a fierce debate across India about the routine mistreatment of females and triggered daily protests demanding action. (AP Photo/ Manish Swarup)

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    The father of the Indian student who was brutally raped and murdered wants the world to know her name. “My daughter didn’t do anything wrong, she died protecting herself,” he said, saying that her name would be an inspiration to sexual-assault victims. Immediately, social-media users picked up the call—a move that may pressure authorities to release it. The victim’s name was trending at the top of India’s Twitter, though Indian newspapers refused to use it. The Mirror has her name here. India law blocks the naming of victims of sex crimes.

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