Supreme Court: Names, identity of victims of rape, sexual assault not to be disclosed

Updated: Dec 11, 2018, 12:41 IST | PTI | New Delhi

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

Supreme Court
Supreme Court

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 the 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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