Marital rape

Marital rape criminalisation: Appeal filed in SC against Delhi HC's split verdict

The appeal has been filed by Khushboo Saifi, one of the petitioners before the high court which on May 11 had delivered a split verdict on the issue.

published on : 17th May 2022

Split views: What judges said on marital rape

A bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher and Justice C Hari Shankar delivered a split verdict on petitions seeking criminalisation of marital rape.

published on : 12th May 2022

Split views: What Delhi High Court judges said on marital rape

A bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher and Justice C Hari Shankar delivered a split verdict on petitions seeking criminalisation of marital rape.

published on : 12th May 2022

'Disappointing': Activists on Delhi HC verdict on marital rape criminalisation

Vani Subramanian, a member of the women's group Saheli Trust, questioned that if domestic violence is a crime, then how is marital rape not a crime.

published on : 11th May 2022

Delhi HC delivers split verdict on criminalisation of marital rape

Under the exception given in Section 375 of the IPC, sexual intercourse or sexual acts by a man with his wife, the wife not being minor, is not rape.

published on : 11th May 2022

Delhi High Court to pronounce verdict on pleas to criminalise marital rape 

The Delhi High Court is scheduled to pronounce on Wednesday its verdict on a batch of pleas seeking the criminalisation of marital rape.

published on : 11th May 2022

SC refuses to stay trial, issues notice in a marital rape case

The top court refused to stay trial in the case. The matter would be heard in July.

published on : 10th May 2022

Karnataka HC verdict on marital rape draws mixed reaction from petitioners fighting case in Delhi HC

This exception has been under challenge in various petitions filed in the Delhi High Court, which reserved its judgement in the matter in February, and in the Karnataka High Court.

published on : 24th March 2022

Exemption given to husband in cases of 'marital rape' cannot be absolute, says Karnataka HC

"If the allegation of rape is removed from the block of offences alleged, it would, in the peculiar facts of this case, be doing tremendous injustice to the wife," said Justice Nagaprasanna

published on : 23rd March 2022

No more time to Centre for replying on marital rape pleas

The Delhi High Court on Monday rejected Centre’s request for more time to respond to petitions seeking criminalisation of marital rape and reserved its verdict in the case.

published on : 22nd February 2022

Marital rape must be treated as offence, say legal luminaries

Experts added that gender neutral terms in sexual offences should be used with victims including the third gender.

published on : 18th February 2022

Religion and marital rape, a tricky territory

Along with subject experts, leaders from India’s widely practised religions tell Ankita Upadhyay whether their principles recognise the concept of marital rape, and if not, then why

published on : 14th February 2022

Show progressive mentality and criminalise marital rape

It is strange to cling to an archaic colonial-era law for a country that had given many progressive rights to its women even before the so-called liberal western counterparts had done so.

published on : 13th February 2022

Delhi HC grants two weeks to Centre to state stand on criminalising marital rape

A bench headed by Justice Rajiv Shakdher observed that the issue has to be decided either by the court or the legislature, and granted two weeks to the Centre to formulate its stand.

published on : 7th February 2022

Marital rape: Committed to protecting women's dignity, Centre tells HC

The court, which is conducting the marathon proceedings on a daily basis, will now hear the matter on Friday.

published on : 3rd February 2022
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