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  India   All India  11 Dec 2018  Identities, names of victims of rape, sexual assault not to be disclosed: SC

Identities, names of victims of rape, sexual assault not to be disclosed: SC

PTI
Published : Dec 11, 2018, 11:28 am IST
Updated : Dec 11, 2018, 11:37 am IST

The top court said it is 'unfortunate' that rape victims are treated as 'untouchables' in society.

A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur directed the print and electronic media not to reveal the identity of victims of rape and sexual assault 'even in a remote manner'. (Photo; File)
 A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur directed the print and electronic media not to reveal the identity of victims of rape and sexual assault 'even in a remote manner'. (Photo; File)

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday directed that names and identities of victims of rape and sexual assault should not be disclosed or revealed.

A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur directed the print and electronic media not to reveal identity of victims of rape and sexual assault "even in a remote manner".

 

The apex court said FIRs in cases of rape and sexual assault, including those against minors, should not be put in public domain by police.

The top court said it is "unfortunate" that rape victims are treated as "untouchables" in society.

Tags: supreme court, sexual assault, identity of rape victims, crime
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