In a recent case of alleged rape and murder of two minors, a UP police officer revealed the names of the victims, violating a Supreme Court order against such acts. Many news outlets also published the names.
The Delhi High Court has directed the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to look into the complaint of a petitioner alleging that a photograph of his deceased wife is being wrongly circulated on social media platforms depicting her as the Hathras tragedy victim.
The Uttar Pradesh government has filed an affidavit with the Supreme Court, in which it has claimed that permission was taken from the family of the Hathras victim before cremation. The government has also claimed that the families in question “had personal enmity since a long time.”
The Court said we are of the opinion that the violators cannot be permitted to go Scot free on payment of penalty only. There must be some stringent provisions which may have deterrent effect so that the violators may think twice before committing such offences
The Division Bench of Chief Justice said that it shall not be appropriate to 'multiply litigation' by entertaining the present Petitioner since the case is already pending before a Division Bench at Lucknow which took suo moto cognizance of midnight cremation of the victim's body.