A three-judge bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy & M. R. Shah has said, the petitioner being a rape victim deserves treatment as rape victim by all the authorities. A rape victim suffers not only a mental trauma but also discrimination from the society, observed the Court in its order.
The bench has further held that, “As all the eyewitnesses were related to the victims, but for that very reason we cannot disbelieve their version, particularly since the Trial Court and the High Court found no reason to reject their evidence.”
In the plea, Secretary of Peoples Charioteer Organisation submitted that these commissions have failed to provide any relief in matters pertaining to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes since these posts are lying vacant.
In an important ruling the Supreme Court Judge, Justice N.V. Ramana has explained the importance of determining notional income for homemakers including grant of future prospects, for the purpose of grant of compensation in Motor Vehicle accident cases.
The Supreme Court has said that it will examine the constitutionality of the Uttar Pradesh ordinance against conversion and the Uttarakhand law against alleged love jihad but has refused to stay the two statutes.