Court lifts media ban on Delhi gang-rape trial: lawyer
NEW DELHI (AFP) - An Indian court overturned a gag order on Friday that prevented media access to the trial of four men charged over the fatal gang-rape of a student on a bus in New Delhi last December, lawyers said.
The case has led to months of soul-searching over endemic sex crime, resulted in new tougher laws to punish rapists and focused global attention on violence against women in India.
Amid conflicting reports about the ruling, Mr Meenakshi Lekhi, a Supreme Court lawyer who filed the plea to overturn the ban in the Delhi High Court, explained that access
would be limited and come with safeguards.