Delhi High Court slaps Rs 10 lakh fine on media houses who revealed identity of Kathua victim


New Delhi: All the media houses, who revealed the identity of Kathua rape and murder case victim, were slapped with Rs 10 lakh fine each by Delhi High Court. It also warned that anyone disclosing rape victim’s identity can be imprisoned for six-month. The collected amount will be transferred to victim’s compensation fund, the court ordered.
The court also prohibited the media from revealing any further identification of the victim.

An eight-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped and murdered in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua and her body was found in the forest after a week she went missing. The incident had also triggered a countrywide protest following which United Nations expressed a hope for justice to the girl. However, a blame game is still on between political parties.

The case today also cast a shadow over Jammu and Kashmir politics as BJP has asked all its nine ministers to quit to bring in fresh faces.

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