Ilmi said in her tweet that it was a shame that the fund remained unutilised even after a year had passed since the horrific incident in a moving bus on the night of December 16 last year. Nirbhaya, the 23-year-old victim who was given the name later because of her courage to face the agony, succumbed to her injuries in a Singapore hospital on December 29.
Chidamabarm announced about the fund during the Budget this year
A massive protest had rocked the national capital after the incident, forcing the government to take measures that resulted in amendment of rape laws.
Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram announced the setting up of the Nirbhaya Fund as a tribute to the braveheart during presenting the Union Budget this year. He said it is a "collective responsibility to ensure the dignity and safety of women".