Delhi HC to continue to hear case against Media houses in Kathua rape case

The Delhi High Court will continue to hear the case on July 16 against media houses and other social media organisations in connection with the case regarding disclosure of the identity of Kathua rape victim.

The Delhi HC on May 29 has directed to remove the news items related to disclosure of the identity of Kathua rape victim. Then the HC has further listed the matter for July 16.

On May 18, the HC also issued a notice to Google, Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites after their Indian subsidiaries informed the court that they are not concerned entity to reply to court’s notice on disclosing the identity of Kathua rape victim.

On the similar grounds, the court had earlier slapped a fine of Rs. 10 lakhs on each media house. The court had further warned that anyone disclosing rape victim’s identity can be imprisoned for six-month.

An 8-year old girl was abducted, raped and murdered in Rasana village near Kathua in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in January 2018. A chargesheet has been filed in the case, the accused have been arrested and the trial has already begun in Kathua on 16 April 2018.