- Apprentice Lawyer
Cannot accept when judges abandon their role and express opinions that justify worst of patriarchal norms: Open Letter to Karnataka HC Judge
Foremost among the issues raised is the judge’s remark that the complainant sleeping after the alleged rape was “unbecoming” of an Indian woman”, not in accordance with “the way our women react when they are ravished.”
Voicing concern over Karnataka High Court's recent remarks while allowing a bail plea in a rape case, women’s rights activists, individuals, and groups have addressed an open letter condemning Justice Krishna S Dixit’s statements in the June 22 order.
In his controversial order, Justice Dixit had allowed bail for a rape accused while factoring that the complainant had fallen asleep “after the perpetration of the act” which the judge opined was “unbecoming of an Indian woman” and “not how our women react” (Rakesh B. v. State of Karnataka).
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