India Intelligence Report
 

SC Makes Strong Statements against Rape

 

The Supreme Court made strong statements today against rape but surprisingly commuted a life sentence handed by lower courts to a rapist of a 8 year old to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment. A two-judge panel said, "rape is not only a crime against a person of a woman, it is a crime against the entire society. It destroys the entire psychology of a woman and pushes her into deep emotional crisis. When the victim is a helpless child or a minor, it leaves behind a traumatic experience." The reason for lowering the sentence is not known. The SC also said that the name of the victim must not be mentioned.

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