Tuesday, Dec 05, 2023

Marital Rape Law

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Marital Rape In India: The History Of Challenging the Exception

Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code deals with the criminal offence of rape. One notable and criticised exception to the law essentially protects an Indian man from being convicted of rape if his wife is above 18 years of...

19 July 2023

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Supreme Court's Judgment On Marital Rape: What Has Been The Discussion So Far

Marital rape has always been a taboo subject in India however its gaining prominence among modern Indians, with a lot of them wanting it to be criminalized.

29 September 2022

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 India went on a 'marriage strike' on Twitter, sort of a warning...

17 May 2022

The question of marital rape and womens right to say no to sex.

Criminalising Marital Rape: SC Seeks Centre's Response On Pleas

Under the exception given in Section 375 of the IPC, sexual intercourse or sexual acts by a man with his wife, the wife not being minor, is not rape.

16 January 2023

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 consent and the recognition of the agency of women in marriage. It...

24 June 2022

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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), which exempts spouses from being prosecuted for rape within marriage

11 May 2022

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Karnataka Government Supports Trial Of Man In Marital Rape Case

Indian law does not recognise marital rape. There is an exception in Article 375 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) saying a sexual act on wife cannot be rape.

22 December 2022