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Delhi HC dismisses plea to make marital rape a ground for divorce

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.

Marriage no bar

SC verdict criminalising sex with a minor wife is a warning: ‘Sanctity of marriage’ must not be misused to cover up rape.


Meet Anam- One of the three petitioners seeking criminalisation of marital rape

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.

Twenty four-year-old woman accuses husband of raping, assaulting her

According to the complaint filed by the woman, soon after marriage, the couple went to Goa for a few days on their honeymoon.

Misuse can't be an argument for not criminalising act: Delhi HC on marital rape

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".

Her right to choose

SC does well to criminalise marital rape of a minor wife. It also needs to classify child marriage as forced marriage


Supreme Court order on sex with minor wife will be deterrent to child marriages, feels government

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.

Sex with minor wife: First two paragraphs of verdict clears air

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.

Age of consent in Manipur was lower than the rest of India till 2012

"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.

Before deciding on marital rape, the court will have to deal with ‘age of consent’; Here is why

Striking a direct conflict with the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, IPC implies that a girl can get married at the age of 15, whereas definition of a child under the Child Marriage Act has been stated as 18.