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After SC outlaws sex with minor wife, Delhi HC to take up issue of marital rape on 2 January
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After SC outlaws sex with minor wife, Delhi HC to take up issue of marital rape on 2 January

The 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.

'Marital rape a disgraceful offence’: Gujarat HC's ruling progressive, but mere condemnation of practice rings hollow
India

'Marital rape a disgraceful offence’: Gujarat HC's ruling progressive, but mere condemnation of practice rings hollow

Marital 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.

SC says consent of husband not needed for abortion: Progressive judgment but concerns abound
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SC says consent of husband not needed for abortion: Progressive judgment but concerns abound

The 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.

Don't lambast Supreme Court for flawed legal position on rape within child marriage, elect better politicians
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Don't lambast Supreme Court for flawed legal position on rape within child marriage, elect better politicians

Instead 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.

SC terms sex with minor wife as rape: Govt will have to fight entrenched mindsets to implement ruling
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SC terms sex with minor wife as rape: Govt will have to fight entrenched mindsets to implement ruling

Activists 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

Supreme Court declares sex with wife below 18 illegal: Legislature must now step up to criminalise marital rape
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Supreme Court declares sex with wife below 18 illegal: Legislature must now step up to criminalise marital rape

After 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.

Sex with wife below 18 is rape, rules SC; Tells Centre, states to take proactive steps to prohibit child marriages
India

Sex with wife below 18 is rape, rules SC; Tells Centre, states to take proactive steps to prohibit child marriages

The Supreme Court ruling that sexual relations by a man with his minor wife would be considered rape will be instrumental in preventing child marriages

Supreme Court rules sex with minor wife between 15 and 18 years as rape, sets right historic wrong
India

Supreme Court rules sex with minor wife between 15 and 18 years as rape, sets right historic wrong

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that sexual intercourse with wives between 15 and 18 years of age will be considered to be rape.

SC says marital rape can't be considered criminal: Tradition doesn't justify assault, child marriage
India

SC says marital rape can't be considered criminal: Tradition doesn't justify assault, child marriage

Between the debates on child marriage and marital rape, the apex court leaves out completely the concept of consent.

Supreme Court to declare verdict on plea challenging rape law tomorrow
India

Supreme Court to declare verdict on plea challenging rape law tomorrow

The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Wednesday its verdict on a plea challenging the validity of an exception clause in the rape law that permits intercourse or sexual act by a man with his wife, not below 15 years.

Can use child rape law to criminalise sexual act with minor wife, says Supreme Court
India

Can use child rape law to criminalise sexual act with minor wife, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed dismay over the prevalence of the practice of child marriage despite the existence of the Child Marriage Prohibition Act and termed as unfortunate that this was being done mostly at the behest of girl child's parents.

Debate over marital rape: Talks of morality empty without equal rights for women
India

Debate over marital rape: Talks of morality empty without equal rights for women

A presumption of harassment of the husband should not prevent the State from legitimising the right of the wife to seek justice for flagrant violations against her body

Delhi High Court agrees to hear plea seeking to criminalise marital rape
India

Delhi High Court agrees to hear plea seeking to criminalise marital rape

Delhi High Court agreed to hear an organisation which is supporting the petitions to make marital rape a criminal offence

Criminalising marital rape will destabilise institution of marriage: Centre to Delhi HC
India

Criminalising marital rape will destabilise institution of marriage: Centre to Delhi HC

Marital rape cannot be made a criminal offence as it could destabilise the institution of marriage, the government submitted before the Delhi High Court.

Supreme Court's verdict on Right to Privacy is a euphoric judgment, will shift many goalposts
India

Supreme Court's verdict on Right to Privacy is a euphoric judgment, will shift many goalposts

By explicitly stating that we do have a fundamental Right to Privacy, the court has also made it clear that it is actually the government's duty to protect this right the way it must protect other fundamental rights.

Watch: This 16 year old's poem on 'How to be a Man' has taken the Internet by storm
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Watch: This 16 year old's poem on 'How to be a Man' has taken the Internet by storm

This 16 year old's poem has taken the internet by storm with its strong take on the pressure put on men to conform to certain ideologies and its mental health impact.

SC hearing Aadhaar petitions: Right to privacy is an important tool for women living in patriarchal world
India

SC hearing Aadhaar petitions: Right to privacy is an important tool for women living in patriarchal world

In its relentless march towards universal Aadhaar, the government is currently arguing before the Supreme Court that citizens don’t, in fact, have a fundamental right to privacy. While this should scare everyone in the country, women especially should be particularly concerned with the upcoming judgment and what it could potentially mean for us.

Delhi HC seeks Centre's response on plea against marital rape
India

Delhi HC seeks Centre's response on plea against marital rape

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the central government to file its response to a bunch of petitions challenging the exception in law that protects a husband from being tried for the rape of his wife.

Bombay HC sets 'intent' primary in sexual harassment cases; may renew debate on marital rape
India

Bombay HC sets 'intent' primary in sexual harassment cases; may renew debate on marital rape

By making a ruling that upholds the rights of women, irrespective of where she is, the Bombay High Court has indicated that it is open to adjudicating controversial cases around violence against women including marital rape

Marital rape: Legitimised by law, protected by courts
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Marital rape: Legitimised by law, protected by courts

The marital rape question remains untouched by courts because the myth of familial zone of privacy perpetrated by the State needs to be kept alive.