Morality on Trial

Payal Chawla, said the judgement was “not just character assassination, it’s a massacre of her character. The woman partying in a bar and dancing with a drink in her hand seemed to have irked the judge. It seems like the young woman’s morality was on trial, and not whether there had been a rape. It is troubling that despite a plethora of Supreme Court judgements, judges continue to remark on the victim’s character. It is against the settled conduct to go into the details of her private life.”
Read BBC News article by Geeta Pandey on the Tarun Tejpal judgement.

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