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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Between the debates on child marriage and marital rape, the apex court leaves out completely the concept of consent.
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.
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.
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 agreed to hear an organisation which is supporting the petitions to make marital rape a criminal offence
Marital rape cannot be made a criminal offence as it could destabilise the institution of marriage, the government submitted before the Delhi High Court.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.