[News] Disclosing Names Of Rape Victims In Affidavits: SC Accepts Apology On Behalf Of States

Rape Victims

The Supreme Court has accepted apologies on behalf of the states of West Bengal and Uttarakhand for disclosing the names of rape victims in the affidavit they filed before the court.The Court held that they have committed lapse on their behalf by violating the privacy of the Rape victims.A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta also noted that the annexure to the affidavit filed by the state of Meghalaya contains the names of the victims of sexual offences. The bench accepted the apology filed on behalf of the states as well.

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