Justices J.M. Panchal and Deepak Sharma of the Supreme Court ruling that courts can have faith on the word of “any girl or woman” in the country who seeks justice against her sexual attacker and need not look for corroborating evidence if her version “inspires confidence”.
“It is a matter of common law that in Indian society any girl or woman would not make such allegations against a person as she is fully aware of the repercussions flowing therefrom. If she is found to be false, she would be looked by the society with contempt throughout her life.
“A girl or a woman would be extremely reluctant even to admit that any such incident had taken place which is likely to reflect on her chastity… For an unmarried girl, it will be difficult to find a suitable groom. It would indeed be difficult for her to survive in Indian society.”
Photograph: Karnataka Photo News
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