December 20, 2020 10:37 pm
India is one of only 36 countries where this intimate assault is a perfectly legal crime. The law that shields marital rape must be urgently struck down.
July 09, 2019 2:13 pm
The bench disposed of the PIL saying the court cannot direct framing of laws as it is the domain of the legislature and not the judiciary.
September 17, 2018 5:08 am
According to the complaint filed by the woman, soon after marriage, the couple went to Goa for a few days on their honeymoon.
January 15, 2018 8:34 pm
The observation by a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar assumes significance as one of the reasons given by the Centre for not making marital rape a criminal offence was that it could be "misused".
October 19, 2017 1:00 am
SC does well to criminalise marital rape of a minor wife. It also needs to classify child marriage as forced marriage
October 13, 2017 6:23 pm
The apex court had on Tuesday held that sexual intercourse with a girl below 18 years of age, even by the husband, would now amount to rape.
December 21, 2018 8:17 pm
SC verdict criminalising sex with a minor wife is a warning: ‘Sanctity of marriage’ must not be misused to cover up rape.
October 11, 2017 11:11 pm
The second paragraph of the judgement also clarified that the apex court has not made any observation with regard to marital rape of a woman, who is 18 years of age and above, as this issue was not raised before it.
September 28, 2017 8:43 pm
"Women sleep outside the house to avoid the sleeping husband in the house," said Nonibala. Unaware of the concept of marital rape, many women do not know that forceful intercourse within a marriage constitutes a crime.
September 19, 2018 5:48 pm
The marital rape law was last revised 68 years ago. As the Centre again argues against criminalising it, this 26-year-old is among the petitioners fighting back. SHALINI NAIR on her battle, and the long road leading to it.