No mediation in rape cases: Supreme Court


The apex court's observation came on an appeal filed by the State of Madhya Pradesh, against a rape accused.

Rapists can no longer hope of getting away by mediating with the victim or offering to marry her and trial courts and high courts cannot pass any order facilitating any such reconciliation.

In a landmark ruling within days of Madras High Court's controversial bail to a rape accused to 'mediate' with the survivor, the Supreme Court on Wednesday took a tough stand slamming the recent trend of subordinate and high courts encouraging settlement in rape cases saying any such attempt for mediation is "against the dignity of women".

The SC warned that any attempt by a court to initiate reconciliation between a rape accused and a victim is illegal...............click for more

 

Source: India Today


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