Asking rapists to settle matter with the victim -“illegal”

A Madras High Court ruling directing the rapist to mediate with the victim has sparked debate and outrage in the legal fraternity. Many legal experts are of the opinion that mediation is only for minor compoundable offense should not be allowed in heinous criminal offences like rape or murder. According to the legal experts the high court had no power to overwrite expressed provisions of law and that “rape survivors needs justice instead of sympathy”.