Madras High Court Recalls Controversial Order on Mediation Between Rapist and Victim.
Story Dated: Saturday, July 11, 2015 12:59 pm IST
CHENNAI:The Madras High Court has recalled a controversial order directing mediation between a rapist and his victim days after the Supreme Court attacked the attitude, describing it as a spectacular error which is against the dignity of women. The court has also cancelled the rapists bail which was granted so that he could meet his victim for a possible settlement and has ordered him to surrender.
Last month, Justice Devadass said V Mohan who raped a teenager in 2008 when she was 15 could leave jail for a mediation session. He said that in another case where he had made a similar intervention, a happy conclusion was reached with the rapist agreeing to marry his victim. In this case, the judge said, the rape survivor, who became pregnant and delivered a baby daughter as a result of her attack, is nobodys wife... an unwed mother, suggesting that her best option would be to reach a settlement with the man who assaulted her. The woman, who is a mother of a six-year-old, had told reporters that she had no interest in mediation.The Supreme Courts comments were made in the context of another rape case from Madhya Pradesh.
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