Latest News on Marital Rape
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Jan 25, 2018
NFHS survey puts out shocking revelations: Few know about marital rape; female sterilisation rampant despite existence of condomsWhile 54 percent of rural and urban women are allowed to go to the market, 50 percent go to the health facility, and 48 percent to places outside the village or community.
Jan 18, 2018
Delhi government opposes criminalisation of marital rape in HC, says it is 'already an offence'The AAP government on Thursday opposed before the Delhi High Court the criminalisation of marital rape, saying it was already an offence under the existing laws.
Jan 15, 2018
Triple talaq bill not enough: Marital rape, anti-dowry legislation among 5 criminal laws Indian women need just as urgentlyIn its urgency to push through the Triple Talaq Bill, govt appears to have overlooked five criminal laws relating to women that need immediate attention.
Jan 11, 2018
Indian laws compartmentalise criminality in rape cases: Notion of 'women as property' eclipses consentThe law compartmentalises the criminality of rape based on the relationship of the victim to the offender. How does one even begin to talk about consent in such a culture?
Dec 04, 2017
After SC outlaws sex with minor wife, Delhi HC to take up issue of marital rape on 2 JanuaryThe Delhi High Court said the issue of marital rape, an act in which a spouse indulges in sexual intercourse without the other's consent, was of huge ramifications and tremendous importance.
Nov 09, 2017
'Marital rape a disgraceful offence’: Gujarat HC's ruling progressive, but mere condemnation of practice rings hollowMarital rape is not yet a criminal offence in India, though the matter has been debated by legislators, policymakers and the civil society for a long time.
Oct 31, 2017
SC says consent of husband not needed for abortion: Progressive judgment but concerns aboundThe Supreme Court, last week, ruled that abortion is an exclusive right for women and said that the husband's consent is not needed for it.
Oct 22, 2017
Don't lambast Supreme Court for flawed legal position on rape within child marriage, elect better politiciansInstead of lambasting the Supreme Court for being slow to reaffirm that sex with a minor wife is rape, we should resolve to vote better. Making huge legal changes is the legislature’s job.
Oct 15, 2017
SC terms sex with minor wife as rape: Govt will have to fight entrenched mindsets to implement rulingActivists believe that the new SC ruling terming non-consensual sex with a minor wife as rape will act as a deterrent against child marriage but implementing it will be a challenge
Oct 12, 2017
Supreme Court declares sex with wife below 18 illegal: Legislature must now step up to criminalise marital rapeAfter the Supreme Court verdict, it is sooner the better, that the law accords criminal liability to a married man for raping his wife. The legislature should take the lead.