A view of Supreme Court during CBI case hearing in New Delhi, India on Thursday, November 29, 2018.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A view of Supreme Court during CBI case hearing in New Delhi, India on Thursday, November 29, 2018.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

SC bars media from revealing identities of victims of rape and sexual assault

The Supreme Court also said that FIRs in cases of rape and sexual assault, including those against minors, should not be put in public domain by police.
Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 12:04 PM IST

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.

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