11/12/2018 11:38 AM IST | Updated 11/12/2018 11:42 AM IST

Media Can't Reveal Identity of Sexual Assault Victims In Any Form, Says Supreme Court

"Even the dead have dignity", the court said, Legal website LiveLaw reported.

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A view of the Indian Supreme Court building.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday barred the media from revealing the identity of sexual assault victims in any manner, NDTV reported.

"Even the dead have dignity," legal website LiveLaw quoted the court as saying.

According to LiveLaw, the top court has also barred the uploading of FIRs in rape cases to protect the victim's privacy. The court said the identity of a minor rape victim could not be disclosed under any circumstances, even with the consent of the next of kin.

The court also said the names of sexual assault victims cannot be used at public rallies or on social media platforms, reported NDTV.