NCW member Shamina Shafiq said, “We have asked the Goa director-general of police to register an FIR and submit an action taken report within a week.”
Kishwar allegedly revealed the girl’s name on her Twitter and Facebook accounts. In a complaint, including photographs of Kishwar’s tweet and Facebook comment where she named the girl, Hasiba Amin, president of NSUI’s Goa unit, approached the NCW.
“I had submitted a written complaint against Madhu Kishwar for revealing the victim’s identity at Goa crime branch. But the Goa police have not registered an FIR. So, I approached the NCW to take necessary action,” said Amin.
Revealing the identity of a victim in cases of sexual assault is a criminal offence under Section 228A of the Indian Penal Code. It is punishable with a jail term of up to two years and a fine.
NCW member Shafiq said, “It is unfortunate that activists like Madhu Kishwar are naming the victim. I appeal to everyone to abstain from doing this in any such case. We need to respect the victim’s dignity. We need to act in a more sensitive manner.”