Last updated on
07.09.2021, 1:49 pm
38 celebrities face a case for revealing the name of a rape victim
A Delhi-based attorney has filed a lawsuit against several well-known names in the entertainment industry for disclosing the name of the Hyderabad rape victim in 2019.
The incident, known as the Disha rape murder case (Disha was the name police gave to hide her identity), rocked the country to the core and sparked outrage.
Several celebrities had also joined the protest.
Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn were named
Angry tweets had come from Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Anupam Kher, Ravi Teja, Rakul Preet Singh, Allu Sirish, Charmme Kaur and Farhan Akhtar condemning the incident.
But in that milieu they called the victim, which is against a 2018 Supreme Court order.
The Supreme Court had completely restricted the publication of the name of the victim of sexual assault.
Applicable to anything that had to do with the victim’s identity ‘even from a distance’
“No person can print or post the victim’s name in print, electronic, social media, etc., or even remotely disclose any facts that may lead to the identification of the victim,” a bench of judges (now retired) Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta had said then.
“The bar extends to anything that can be used even remotely to identify the victim.”
In addition to the complaint, the lawyer also filed a petition
With this in mind, attorney Gaurav Gulati filed a complaint against 38 celebrities, including those mentioned above, at the Sabzi Mandi Police Station under IPC Section 228A.
He has also filed a petition in the Tees Hazari Court alleging that these popular names should exercise caution before naming the victim of gang rape as it is against the law.
In 2019, a 26-year-old vet was gang raped and set on fire
Gulati has also requested her arrest.
To remember this, four men tortured, raped and strangled 26-year-old veterinarian Disha before moving her body to Chatanpally, Shadnagar.
Then they wrapped her body in a bed sheet, doused it with kerosene, and set it on fire.
All of the defendants were arrested and, in one alleged encounter, killed at the exact spot where she was murdered.