Above: Delhi High Court/Photo: Anil Shakya
The Delhi High Court on Friday (April 13) issued notice to CNN, NDTV, HT and TOI for disclosing the identity of the Kathua gang rape victim after taking suo motu cognizance of the reports published by these news agencies.
The bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal expressed displeasure that none of the authorities acting for the welfare of the women and children came forward against the illegality of these news channels and print media.
The bench also impleaded Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Ministry of Women and Child Development as respondents in the matter.
The matter was listed for next hearing to April 17.
You can read the order here.
—India Legal Bureau