Media Houses Shocked With Delhi High Court Decision on Kathua case

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Media Houses Shocked With Delhi High Court Decision on Kathua case
Media Houses Shocked With Delhi High Court Decision on Kathua case
According to the reports of Delhi High Court on Wednesday slapped a fine of Rs. 10 lakhs on every media house who uncovered the secrets of the Kathua assault case casualty. The court has chosen to transfer the gathered amount to Jammu and Kashmir casualty’s remuneration support. The court additionally cautioned that anybody uncovering assault casualty’s character can be detained for half year.
The following date of hearing, for this situation, is slated for April 25. Prior on April 13, the High Court issued a notice to different media houses for uncovering the personality of an eight-year-old young lady who was gang raped and murdered in Kathua region of Jammu and Kashmir.
The court additionally denied the media from uncovering any further personality of the casualty. The claimed gangrape and murder of the eight-year-old young lady, who had a place with the nomadic Muslim people group, occurred in January. In the wake of being absent for seven days, her body was found on January 17.
The media houses issued an apology to the High Court for naming the minor victim in their reports, and were directed to pay Rs 10 lakh each to the Jammu and Kashmir Victim Compensation Fund .
Earlier on 13 April, the Delhi High Court had heavily criticised how some media groups violated the law, and sent notices to 12 organisations – The Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Indian Express, The Hindu, NDTV, Republic TV, and Firstpost.
The bench also directed that wide and continuous publicity be given to the statutory provisions of law regarding privacy of victims of sexual offences and punishment for revealing their identities.