"Testimony of disabled prosecutrix cannot be considered inferior:" Supreme Court lays down guidelines to make justice system disabled-friendly

As long as the testimony of such a witness otherwise meets the criteria for inspiring judicial confidence, it is entitled to full legal weight, the Court held.
Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah
Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah

In a judgment of significant import, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that testimony of a prosecutrix with disability or of a disabled witness cannot be considered weak or inferior only because such an individual interacts with the world in a different manner, vis-a-vis their able-bodied counterparts (Patan Jamal Vali v. State of Andhra Pradesh).

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