Legal news - 4th July 2020

By- Neha goenka

Remarks on rape victims removed by Karnataka HC

The Karnataka High Court has expunged the derogatory remarks made by Justice Krishna S

Dixit on the conduct of the rape victim while granting bail to the rape accused.

Remarks made by justice dixit-

The explanation offered by the complainant that after the perpetration of the act she was tired and fell asleep, is unbecoming of an Indian woman; that is not the way our women react when they are ravished”.

After witnessing widespread criticism and on application by the prosecution to expunge the

remarks , it was ordered that deem it appropriate to expunge the last four lines occurring in

para No.3(c) at Page 4 of the subject Judgment dated 22.06.2020, as sought for at para 5 of

the said Application, the rest having been retained intact.”

Justice Dixit however clarified that “It hardly needs to be stated that the observations made

by this Court in the subject Judgment being confined to consideration & disposal of the bail petition, shall not influence in any way the investigation of the offences alleged and the likely trial thereof.”

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