Plea in High Court for making marital rape a ground for divorce

A plea was filed in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday seeking direction to the Centre to frame guidelines for registration of FIR for marital rape as also laws for making it a ground for divorce. The PIL sought that there should be a clear guideline for registration of cases related to marital rape under […]

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Marital rape as a ground for divorce: Supreme Court asks petitioner to approach High Court

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea seeking a direction to the Centre to frame appropriate guidelines for registration of FIR for marital rape and frame laws for making it a ground of divorce. A bench of Justices S A Bobde and B R Gavai asked the petitioner advocate Anuja Kapur to […]

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Marital rape offence under penal law: AAP govt to HC

The AAP Government today told the Delhi High Court that marital rape, where a spouse indulges in sexual relations without the willingness of the other, is already an offence under a penal provision. The AAP government submitted that a woman is entitled to refuse sexual relations with her husband as the right to bodily integrity […]

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How did Par create an exception when consent age is 18 yrs: SC

The Supreme Court today posed a query to the Centre how Parliament could create an exception in the penal law declaring that intercourse or a sexual act by a man with his wife, aged between 15 and less than 18 years, is not rape, when the age of consent is 18. The apex court said […]

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Delhi HC to hear NGO’s plea opposing marital rape

The Delhi High Court today agreed to hear a plea by an NGO, representing men victimised by alleged misuse of gender laws, opposing several petitions to make marital rape a criminal offence. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar allowed the intervention application by NGO, Men Welfare Trust, and […]

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Delhi HC seeks govt’s stand on pleas for making marital rape an offence

The Delhi High Court today asked the Centre to spell out its stand petitions seeking to make marital rape a criminal offence. Marital rape (or spousal rape) is an act in which one of the spouses indulges in sexual intercourse without the consent of the other. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and […]

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Refusal to criminalise marital rape: Activists

Government’s refusal to criminalise marital rape has been termed as “regressive” by several women rights activists but experts supporting the Centre’s stand feel there is no need to tinker with the law as it might be “misused” by some to settle scores. The issue, which did not garner favour from the Supreme Court, has triggered […]

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Non-recognition of marital rape hypocrisy in law: Court

Observing that India is yet to recognise woman’s right to control marital intercourse as a core component of equality, a court here said absence of provision to deal with cases of marital rape as an offence exposes gross double standards and hypocrisy in law. The court observation came Tuesday while declining bail to a man, […]

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