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Volume No - 13     Issue No - 1

Omission of Article 151(4) of the QSO by the Legislature leaves no doubt in discovering and ascertaining the intention of the Legislature that in a rape case the accused cannot be allowed to question the complainant about her alleged “general immoral character .However, while allowing or disallowing such questions the court must be conscious of the possibility that the accused may have been falsely involved in the case, and should balance the right of the accused to make a full defence and the potential prejudi ce to the complainant’s rights to dignity and privacy, to keep the scales of justice even for both.

Judgement as it is

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