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Supreme Court restrained media from telecasting images and videos of minor rape victims

New Delhi:2/8/18: In a suo-motu cognisance, the Supreme Court on Thursday restrained media from telecasting images and videos of minor rape victims, even in blurred or morphed form.

Expressing concern over identity of child rape victims being revealed by print and electronic media the apex court said that even morphed picture should not be published.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 seeking a detailed reply from the state administration.

The SC observation comes on the backdrop of a rising number of cases involving minors – the most notable being Kathua rape and murder, wherein the victim was an eight-year-old girl from Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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