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Marital rape victim be treated equally with others: Court

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 15:15

A victim of marital sexual abuse cannot be discriminated against only because she is the wife of the offender and has to be treated as any other rape victim, a Delhi court has observed while denying bail to a man accused of sodomising his pregnant wife.

Marital rape victim be treated equally with others: Court

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 15:07

A victim of marital sexual abuse cannot be discriminated against only because she is the wife of the offender and has to be treated as any other rape victim, a Delhi court has observed while denying bail to a man accused of sodomising his pregnant wife.

Court acquits man accused of raping woman before marriage

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013, 20:00

A man has been acquitted of the charges of raping a woman on the pretext of marrying her by a Delhi court as they later got married and also have a child out of their wedlock.

Parl panel backs govt decision not to accept marital rape as criminal offence

Last Updated: Friday, March 01, 2013, 21:58

A Parliamentary panel on Friday supported government`s decision not to accept marital rape as a criminal offence, saying it could lead to "practical difficulties".

Parl panel to further examine issue of marital rape

Last Updated: Monday, February 18, 2013, 20:57

Members of a Parliamentary panel examining a bill which seeks to amend laws on crime against women on Monday termed the issue of marital rape as a "grey area" and decided to examine it further.

Govt has responded to Verma Commission report with sensitivity

Last Updated: Saturday, February 02, 2013, 22:01

In the wake of protests by women`s groups over the criminal law ordinance ignoring suggestions of Verma Commission on criminalising marital rape and reviewing AFSPA, government defended the proposed legislation.

Marital rape can lead upto 7 years of jail: Ordinance

Last Updated: Saturday, February 02, 2013, 19:12

Marital rape will also attract stringent punishment under the ordinance proposed by the Centre.

Forcible sex with wife doesn’t amount to marital rape: Court

Last Updated: Monday, December 03, 2012, 20:07

A man has been discharged by a Delhi court of charges of raping his wife on the ground that having sexual relation with his spouse, even forcibly, does not amount to "marital rape."

Marital rape: Govt to raise age from 15 to 18 yrs

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 06, 2010, 19:24

Government has fixed 18 years as the maximum age till which forceful sexual intercourse with the wife can be deemed as rape but the NCW which had proposed inclusion of marital rape as a punishable offence.

UK Muslim channel accused of encouraging marital rape

Last Updated: Friday, March 26, 2010, 15:01

Britain’s broadcasting watchdog OFCOM has launched an investigation against the country’s leading Muslim TV channel – the Islam Channel – after it was accused of encouraging “marital rape” and promoting hatred and intolerance.

Malaysian sentenced for forcing wife to have sex

Last Updated: Thursday, August 06, 2009, 13:33

A Malaysian man who forced his wife to have sex with him has been sentenced to the maximum five years in jail, in what appears to be the country`s first successful prosecution under a new law against stop marital rape.