SC restrains media from telecasting images of rape victims

KalingaTV News Network

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday took suo-motu cognisance and restrained media from telecasting images and videos of minor rape victims, even if in a morphed form.

The apex court expressed concern over identity of child rape victims being revealed by print and electronic media and said that even morphed picture should not be published.

The court also asked media not to interview alleged victims of sexual assault and said that “they cannot be compelled to relive trauma again and again”.

Earlier, the apex court took suo moto cognizance of the Muzaffarpur shelter home case in which a shocking 34 rapes were reported. The court issued a notice to the Bihar government and sought a detailed reply from the state administration.

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