Thursday, November 26, 2020
Home India Madras High Court recalls controversial mediation order

Madras High Court recalls controversial mediation order

n3 madras hc

Chennai: Citing a Supreme Court ruling, Madras High Court Justice P. Devadass has recalled his June 18 order directing a rapist to go in for mediation with the victim while deciding on his bail application.

In his order on Friday, Justice Devadass said in view of the judgment of the apex court in the State of Madhya Pradesh vs Madanlal on July 1, the June 18 order of the Madras High Court directing the parties to go for mediation was recalled.

“Consequently, the interim bail granted to the petitioner is cancelled,” the judge said.

The apex court had held that there could be no mediation or compromise in rape cases in the name of promising marriage between the victim and the rapist.

On June 18, while deciding on the bail petition from the accused V. Mohan and seeking to suspend his sentence, Justice Devadass directed the parties Mohan and his rape victim to go for mediation.

“The Officer-in-Charge, Mediation Centre attached to this court shall stop the parties from attending the mediation. The Registrar (Judicial) of this court shall ensure compliance of this order,” the Madras High Court order has said.

The counsel for Mohan – the petitioner – submitted that the accused would surrender before the trial court on July 13.

The June 18 order of mediation by the high court resulted in sharp reactions across the country with activists terming it as demeaning the victim.

The rape victim has opposed to the mediation as the accused had not visited her even once and denied the girl child born after the rape as his. It was the DNA test that proved the child was fathered by Mohan.

(IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,120FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,780FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Identifying Mosquitoes Through App By Buzzing Sound

The high-pitched whine of a mosquito is annoying, but scientists have developed an app that uses that sound to detect dangerous mosquitoes. Mosquitoes kill hundreds...

Solomon Islands To Ban Facebook For National Unity

The government of the Solomon Islands has defended its plans to ban Facebook, insisting the move would preserve “national unity.” Ministers say the world's...

Gut Hormone Regulating Fat is Abnormal in Obesity

One key gut hormone released a few hours after eating, turns off fat production by regulating gene expression in the liver and this regulation...

50% Male Employees Agree Bias Against Women in Workplace

More than 50 percent of the men feel that there is an increased bias against women at the workplace, said a new survey. According to...

Here Are 10 Ways To Improve Self-Awareness Levels

Emotional intelligence tends to fuel one's performance on the personal front as well as professionally. Right from your self-assurance, empathy, and positivity to your...

Cooking With Biomass Fuels Damages Lungs

People who cook with biomass fuels like wood are at risk of suffering considerable damage to their lungs from breathing in dangerous concentrations of...

Pregnancy Stress Affects Infant’s Brain Development

Researchers have revealed that infants' brains may be shaped by levels of stress their mothers experience during pregnancy. The study, published in the journal eLife,...

What Does The Future Hold For Online Entertainment?

It’s hard to say exactly what kind of the year 2020 has been for the entertainment industry. While cinemas and theatres across the western world...

Recent Comments