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Opinion: For full equality of women, marital rape exception must go

May 24, 2022 8:54 am

Jayna Kothari writes: The object of the State in enacting Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code is not to protect marriages, but to protect all women against violent sexual assault.

'He doesn't beat me, he forces sex to break my spirit': Three women 'raped' by their husbands speak out

May 23, 2022 5:38 am

The Delhi HC split verdict on criminalisation of marital rape has stirred up debate on violation of consent within a marriage. Here are the stories of three survivors, with very different lives and journeys – and a common pain.

The marital rape exception in the law must be challenged

May 21, 2022 8:54 am

Sarasu Esther Thomas writes: Now that arguments against it have come up, let us hope it is only a matter of time before we can call a spade, a spade and a rapist, a rapist

On marital rape, regressive notions undermine autonomy of women

May 20, 2022 9:21 am

Chintan Chandrachud writes: Being raped by someone in whom you have reposed trust is likely to have an indelible emotional impact. Marriage does not change that

Faux populi: Public opinion cannot influence jurisprudence

May 14, 2022 9:10 am

Menaka Guruswamy writes: Otherwise, as seen in the Roe v Wade draft opinion, it could become problematic

Split verdict in high court on marital rape mirrors deep differences. It also opens up a larger conversation

May 13, 2022 8:56 am

The split court verdict may not move the needle too far, but it has ignited a much-needed conversation on marital rape, both within and outside courts.

Daily Briefing: SC puts on hold trial in sedition cases; RBI may have to kill demand, hike rate

May 12, 2022 7:46 am

The Supreme Court’s order on sedition cases, the Delhi High Court’s split verdict on marital rape, and the RBI’s plan to tackle inflation – here are the top reads of today’s edition

Legally, sex worker can say no, not married woman: Delhi HC judge

May 12, 2022 11:12 am

State cannot have a plausible 'legitimate interest' in saving a marriage when that marriage is 'tyranny', says Justice Rajiv Shakdher

Explained: What is the law on marital rape, and what has the Delhi High Court ruled?

May 12, 2022 7:45 am

A two-judge Bench of the Delhi High Court has delivered a split verdict in a batch of petitions challenging the exception provided to marital rape in the Indian Penal Code. What is the case about? What is the marital rape exemption? What happens when a split verdict is delivered?

Delhi HC delivers split verdict on criminalisation of marital rape

May 12, 2022 9:41 am

While Justice Rajiv Shakdher struck down the Exception 2 that protects men, who have forced non-consensual intercourse with their wives, from criminal prosecution under Section 376 IPC, Justice C Hari Shankar disagreed saying that the exception doesn't violate Article 14, 19 and 21.