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SC Comes To Rescue Of Man Accused Of Raping His Wife

SC Comes To Rescue Of Man Accused Of Raping His Wife

Supreme Court stayed the judgement of the Karnataka High Court which had allowed the trial of the man in a rape case lodged by his spouse.

20 July 2022
Sex In Marriage: Criminalising Marital Rape Will Save Institution Of Marriage

Sex In Marriage: Criminalising Marital Rape Will Save Institution Of Marriage

The recent split verdict from a division bench of the Delhi high court has once again brought to light an age-old debate in India with regard to the role of...

24 June 2022

Filming 'Daman' On Marital Rape Was A Risk Worth Taking: Raveena Tandon   

'Daman' by filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi, was probably the first Hindi film to be made on the subject of marital rape. Actress Raveena Tandon speaks to Outlook about...

The Question Of Marital Rape And Women's Right To Say No To Sex

The Question Of Marital Rape And Women's Right To Say No To Sex

In January this year when a two-judge bench of the Delhi High Court started hearing a petition demanding the criminalisation of marital rape, several men in...

17 May 2022

Continuance Of Marital Rape Exception Egregiously Problematic: Justice Shakdher

“What makes the continuance of MRE on the statute egregiously problematic is, while it emasculates the woman's right to trigger prosecution against her...

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11 May 2022
Criminalisation Of Marital Rape: How India Perceives 'Sex In Marriage'

Criminalisation Of Marital Rape: How India Perceives 'Sex In Marriage'

Since early this year, the Delhi High Court has been hearing a bunch of petitions challenging the exception to Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC),...


11 May 2022
Criminalisation Of Marital Rape: Delhi HC Delivers Split Verdict, Allows Petitioners To Move SC

Criminalisation Of Marital Rape: Delhi HC Delivers Split Verdict, Allows Petitioners To Move SC

The Delhi High Court delivered a split verdict on the issue of criminalisation of marital rape and granted leave to the parties to file an appeal before the...


23 March 2022
Sexual Assault On Wife Cannot But Be Termed To Be Rape: Karnataka HC

Sexual Assault On Wife Cannot But Be Termed To Be Rape: Karnataka HC

The single judge bench of Justice M Nagaprasanna made these observations  while refusing to interfere with the proceedings initiated against a man, the...


02 February 2022
Why Doesn't India Have A Law Against Marital Rape?

Why Doesn't India Have A Law Against Marital Rape?

The reason why the state maintains a strict and respectful distance from the marital bedroom is for the sole purposes of dignity and privacy accorded to a...


17 January 2022
Clarify Stand On Marital Rape Criminalization: Delhi HC tells Centre

Clarify Stand On Marital Rape Criminalization: Delhi HC tells Centre

“In a matter like this, they (Centre) have to in principle say yes or no because if they don't, however much they may deliberate, it is not going to come to...


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11 April 2021
No Country For Women - Rape And Its Many Dimensions

No Country For Women - Rape And Its Many Dimensions

Gender-based hierarchy and patriarchal norms that govern sexual division of labour within Indian households, are key factors responsible for sexual violence...


08 March 2021
Police, Politics, Judiciary: How India Fails Its Women Everyday

Police, Politics, Judiciary: How India Fails Its Women Everyday

The Hathras rape case brought forward the barbarism of those who sit at the top of gender and caste hierarchical systems.


06 March 2021
Marital Rape: Can Marriage Be Taken As A License To Rape?

Marital Rape: Can Marriage Be Taken As A License To Rape?

36 countries in the world have not criminalised marital rape yet and India is one of them, this shows how far the women of the country are from being safe


01 March 2021
Can Physical Relationship Between Husband, Wife Be Called Rape: Asks SC

Can Physical Relationship Between Husband, Wife Be Called Rape: Asks SC

The bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde granted protection from arrest for eight weeks to a man, accused of raping a woman on the false pretext of marriage


04 December 2019
'Ridiculous, Idiotic, Unconstitutional': Activists, Lawyers Reject 'Lynching' For Rapists

'Ridiculous, Idiotic, Unconstitutional': Activists, Lawyers Reject 'Lynching' For Rapists

Senior Supreme Court lawyer Sanjay Hegde says the very idea of public lynching is 'unconstitutional' even according to the top court, adding the MPs don't...


16 November 2019
Can't Deal With 'Adult Humour': John Abraham On Pati Patni Aur Woh 'Marital Rape' Controversy

Can't Deal With 'Adult Humour': John Abraham On Pati Patni Aur Woh 'Marital Rape' Controversy

John Abraham replies exclusively on Pati Patni Aur Woh controversy, says, he cannot deal with adult humour. Check it out.


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09 July 2019
Delhi HC Declines Plea To Direct Centre On Making Marital Rape A Ground For Divorce

Delhi HC Declines Plea To Direct Centre On Making Marital Rape A Ground For Divorce

A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel, and Justice C Hari Shankar disposed of the PIL saying the court cannot direct framing of laws as it is the domain of the...


10 April 2019
'He Stands Exposed On Patriarchy': Lawyers Slam Ex-CJI Dipak Misra For Marital Rape Remarks

'He Stands Exposed On Patriarchy': Lawyers Slam Ex-CJI Dipak Misra For Marital Rape Remarks

Former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra's comments on marital rape have created controversy and also reignited the debate over the issue and laws dealing...


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