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Meet on sex-related crime reporting organised

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KALAIGAON, Dec 6 - An awareness meeting on non-disclosure of the identity of the victims of sexual harassment by the media was held at Udalguri on December 4.

The awareness meeting, jointly organised by the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Udalguri and District Information and Public Relations Office (DIPRO), Udalguri, was held at the conference hall of the Udalguri Deputy Commissioner�s office.

It was attended by the officials and members of the DLSA and media persons from both print and electronic media of the district.

The awareness meet was presided over by Kinkini Borah, Secretary, DLSA, Udalguri.

She said that the Supreme Court of India had barred the media from publishing or airing the names or any material which may even remotely reveal the identity of victims of sexual crimes.

She further said that a bench of Justices Madan Lokur and Deepak Gupta had laid down the rules in the judgement, mentioning that �no person can print or publish in print, electronic, social media, etc., names of the victim or even in a remote manner disclose any fact which can lead to the victim being identified and which should make her identity known to the public at large�.

Jayanta Brahma, Legal Adviser, DLSA, Udalguri, also addressed the meeting.

He spoke on the latest guidelines on woman and child trafficking, and sexual harassment.

He requested the media persons to be responsible while publishing such news. Rijendra Nath Brahma Choudhuri, DIPRO, Udalguri, and Nirupama Saharia, Honorary Member, DLSA, Udalguri, also addressed the newsmen.

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Meet on sex-related crime reporting organised

KALAIGAON, Dec 6 - An awareness meeting on non-disclosure of the identity of the victims of sexual harassment by the media was held at Udalguri on December 4.

The awareness meeting, jointly organised by the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Udalguri and District Information and Public Relations Office (DIPRO), Udalguri, was held at the conference hall of the Udalguri Deputy Commissioner�s office.

It was attended by the officials and members of the DLSA and media persons from both print and electronic media of the district.

The awareness meet was presided over by Kinkini Borah, Secretary, DLSA, Udalguri.

She said that the Supreme Court of India had barred the media from publishing or airing the names or any material which may even remotely reveal the identity of victims of sexual crimes.

She further said that a bench of Justices Madan Lokur and Deepak Gupta had laid down the rules in the judgement, mentioning that �no person can print or publish in print, electronic, social media, etc., names of the victim or even in a remote manner disclose any fact which can lead to the victim being identified and which should make her identity known to the public at large�.

Jayanta Brahma, Legal Adviser, DLSA, Udalguri, also addressed the meeting.

He spoke on the latest guidelines on woman and child trafficking, and sexual harassment.

He requested the media persons to be responsible while publishing such news. Rijendra Nath Brahma Choudhuri, DIPRO, Udalguri, and Nirupama Saharia, Honorary Member, DLSA, Udalguri, also addressed the newsmen.