Should marital rape be punishable?
Marital rape (also known as spousal rape and rape in marriage) is non-consensual sex (i.e., rape) in which the perpetrator is the victim’s spouse. It is a form of partner rape, of domestic violence and of sexual abuse.
The Indian govt. has said that marital rape is inapplicable as marriage is considered sacred
Most parties united on No Legal recognition for marital rape.
Under the 1860 Indian Penal Code, the law on rape states that “Sexual intercourse by a man with his own wife is not rape
Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) considers the forced sex in marriages as a crime only when the wife is below 15.
The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013, states: Sexual intercourse or sexual acts by a man with his own wife, the wife not being under fifteen years of age, is not rape.
Rape is a form of violence. When done by someone known or unknown, its a crime
90% of women know the men who abuse them.
Some Women are concluding, its better to be raped than give an opportunity to husband for an extra marital affair.
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