Chairman, Bar Council of India.
Mr. Ram Jethmalani when defending Asaram in a sexual assault case is reported to have said in Court: “the girl was afflicted with a chronic disease, which draws a woman to a man,” and that “this was subject to police investigation.” This is a vile, defamatory and vulgar statement meant to overawe the minor girl. It calls for great courage for a minor girl to file a complaint against Aish-aram.
Because of the National mood due to the supreme sacrifice of Nirbhaya girls are now gathering courage to report cases of molestation, sexual harassment, assault and rape. The trial is of Asaram, not of the victim. Mr. Jethmalani’s pronouncement appears to assassinate the character of the victim to overawe her and threaten her with character assassination. If this becomes the trend defence lawyers will consider it legitimate to use such despicable tactics and the entire gain in getting girls to report such heinous crimes will regress.
We demand action against Mr. Jethmalani by the Bar Council. Please initiate action to cancel his membership.