When politicians make noisy bombastic statements about killing rapists, it’s a neat little diversion from work.
Months after her statement that the "concept of marital rape cannot be applied in the Indian context" created controversy, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday said even if there was a law against it, women are unlikely to complain about this kind of abuse.
Prohibition is not the best way to serve gender justice. But it has become a convenient tool for mobilising the emerging constituency of women voters.
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Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said that there is an attempt by the government to move forward on marital rape.
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A Parliamentary panel has observed that if the issue of marital rape is brought under law, the entire family system will be under great stress.
Just days after Maneka Gandhi's remark, UNDP chief Helen Clark said that the issue is not one of culture, but of consent. Further, she added that if India failed to criminalise marital rape, it would be in flouting the Sustainable Development Goals(SDG) it has adopted, according to an interview with The Hindu
Stats show that over 90 per cent women have suffered acts of sexual harassment. Sex in a marriage is part of love. It is not an act of savagery or dominance. Bring in the law.
If we are upholding marriage as a cultural ethos and justifying rape within marriage as permissible, then perhaps, Maneka Gandhi, should see the problem in that.
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The government on Thursday claimed that the concept of marital rape cannot be "suitably applied in the Indian context".
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The Law Commission is in very much sync with the sense of the House and the sentiments being expressed by the honorable members.
Feminists want the law to criminalise marital rape. But the provisions of the domestic Violence Act can also provide succour in the absence of one. After all, if a marital rape allegation succeeds in court, it can only mean divorce.
Why can the idea that there should be consent between a married couple engaged in sexual intercourse not be “suitably applied” in India? Is the minister suggesting that all Indian men are simply socialised into being a little bit rapey and Indian women accept non-consensual sex as normal?
Concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriage is treated as a sacrament or sacred as per mindset of the Indian society, government said on Wednesday.
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to entertain a PIL challenging a provision in the penal law which does not consider as rape the sexual intercourse of a man with his wife who is a minor noting that a similar matter has been junked by the apex court.
It upheld Madras High Court verdict by which it had granted divorce to a man after he alleged that he was subjected to cruelty by his wife in various ways including refusal to consummate the marriage.
Marital rape not a crime? No problem. We have Section 377. Using Section 377 to bring relief to a victim of marital rape is well-intentioned. But it grievously misses the point.
Law Minister Ashwani Kumar tonight expressed the hope that government will be able to pass a fresh criminal law amendment bill, which seeks to replace an ordinance on crime against women, during the first leg of the budget session of Parliament.
The Standing Committee on Home met to examine the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2012 and discussed, among other issues, the clause relating to marital rape.