"We are failing to treat women with dignity, equality and respect," said the Supreme Court.
The SC made the observation while listening to a PIL that there was no safety for women in Delhi. An apex court bench of Justice KS Radhakrishnan and Justice Dipak Misra heard a petition filed by Nipun Saxena, a fourth year student of Delhi's National Law University.
The court issued notice to the central government, the National Commission for Women and the Delhi government's State Transport Authority on a public suit questioning the validity of the two-finger test conducted on rape victims.
The entire country is talking about safety of women. The national outrage has steamed after a 23-year-old paramedical student was brutally gangraped and murdered by six men in New Delhi on Dec 16, last year.
Protest marches were conducted across the country demanding safety of women. Many are asking death penalty for rapists.