marital rape

Supreme Court seeks Centre response on marital rape

The court has sought response from the Centre in pleas against Delhi HC’s split verdict on the issue of criminalisation of marital rape by NGOs Rit Foundation, AIDWA and Khushboo Saifi.

published on : 17th January 2023

SC seeks response of Centre on pleas seeking criminalisation of marital rape

The Delhi High Court on May 11, last year had delivered a split verdict on the issue.

published on : 16th January 2023

Karnataka govt supports in SC trial of man in marital rape case

The affidavit was filed in response to a notice issued by the apex court on an appeal by the man against the Karnataka high court judgment.

published on : 22nd December 2022

Delhi HC denies anticipatory bail to man for raping woman on false promise of marriage

The woman has said in her complaint that the man physically abused her on the pretext of marriage and when she objected to it, he promised he would marry her.

published on : 25th November 2022

Marital rape still not an offence say activists post SC's abortion ruling

"It is a beginning and they should come out with more and more progressive laws on marital rape because it is a reality," said Woman's rights activist and founder of PARI, Yogita Bhayana.

published on : 29th September 2022

What did the Supreme Court say on abortion, marital rape, and 'persons other than cis-women'?

The top court said that the provision to cover only married women will render the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act violative of Article 14; here are other key points from its important ruling.

published on : 29th September 2022

Married or single, all women, are entitled to safe, legal abortion, says Supreme Court

Adjudicating an appeal filed by women who wanted to abort after a failed relationship, the bench held that forceful pregnancy of married women can be treated as “marital rape” for abortion. 

published on : 29th September 2022

Marital rape: SC to hear pleas on Delhi HC’s split verdict in February 2023

The exception given in section 375 of the IPC states that sexual intercourse or sexual acts by a man with his adult wife is not rape.

published on : 17th September 2022

Criminalisation of marital rape: SC all set to hear pleas in February 2023 as it seeks Centre’s response

The exception given in section 375 of the IPC states that sexual intercourse or sexual acts by a man with his adult wife is not rape.

published on : 16th September 2022

SC set to hear pleas on criminalisation of martial rape on Feburary 2023, seeks centre's response

“Leave granted. List matter in February. Issue notice. This position is existing for a long time, we’ll examine it,” the bench of Justices Ajay Rastogi and BV Nagarathna said.

published on : 16th September 2022

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

Post triple talaq verdict, activists urge Supreme Court to act on Section 377, marital rape

Gay rights activist Harish Iyer said the triple talaaq verdict should open people's minds to more progressive laws.

published on : 22nd August 2017
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