Published: Saturday, March 23, 2013

Court lifts media gag

Delhi Gang Rape

The Delhi High Court has allowed the press to cover the day-to-day trial of four men charged with the fatal gang rape of a student on a bus in December.
Justice Rajiv Shakdher’s ruling overturns a gagging order on the media by a special fast-track trial court. However media coverage of the trial will be limited and come with safeguards.
Justice Shakdher ordered the press not to disclose the name of the victim, her family members or witnesses. On Thursday, a bill on tough rape laws was passed by the upper house of the parliament.