Rakhi as bail condition turns "molester into brother" by judicial mandate: Supreme Court gives directions to avoid "women asked for it" orders

The Court made certain pertinent observations while setting aside an order of Madhya Pradesh High Court which had directed a man accused of sexual assault to get Rakhi tied on his wrist by victim as a condition for bail.
Justices AM Khanwilkar and Ravindra Bhat
Justices AM Khanwilkar and Ravindra Bhat

Court directing a person accused of sexual assault to get Rakhi tied on him by the victim as a condition for grant of bail, effectively turns molester into brother by judicial mandate and is an example of "judicial stereotyping", the Supreme Court of India said on Thursday (Aparna Bhat v. State of Madhya Pradesh).

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