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Marriage doesn't mean wife always ready for sex, they have a right to say no: Delhi High Court

Marriage does not mean that a woman is always consenting for physical relations with her husband, the Delhi High Court observed on Tuesday and also held that physical force is not necessary for constituting the offence of rape.

Jul 17, 2018, 22:34 PM IST

19-year-old Sudanese woman stabbed husband as he raped her, court sentences her to death

Her husband tried to consummate the marriage but she repeatedly refused his advances. Enraged over the same, her husband took the help of his relatives who held her down while he raped her.

May 13, 2018, 08:20 AM IST

Gujarat HC underlines need to make marital rape criminal offence

The Gujarat High Court on Monday observed that the attitude that promotes rape in a marriage can be removed only by making marital rape "illegal or an offence".

Apr 03, 2018, 11:53 AM IST

SC ruling on marital rape a deterrent to child marriages: Centre

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court ruled that sex with wife aged between 15 and 18 years would be a punishable offence under the Indian Penal Code

Oct 13, 2017, 16:21 PM IST

Explained: What made SC rule that sex with minor wife is rape

In a historic order on Wednesday, on International Girl Child Day, the Supreme Court

Oct 11, 2017, 11:48 AM IST

Sex with wife below 18 years of age is rape, rules Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that sex with wife aged betwe

Oct 11, 2017, 10:54 AM IST

SC likely to give verdict in plea challenging exception in marital rape today

Section 375 of the IPC, which defines the offence of rape, has an exception clause that says intercourse or sexual act by a man with his wife, not below 15 years, is not rape.

Oct 10, 2017, 20:59 PM IST

How did Parliament create an exception when consent age is 18 yrs: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday posed a query to the Centre how Parliament could create an exception in the penal law declaring that intercourse or a sexual act by a man with his wife, aged between 15 and less than 18 years, is not rape, when the age of consent is 18.

Sep 06, 2017, 20:57 PM IST

Criminalising marital rape: Supreme Court reserves verdict

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved the verdict on a plea seeking a clarification on if a man's physical relaion with his wife below 18 years of age amounts to rape or not. 

Sep 06, 2017, 14:08 PM IST

Criminalising marital rape: Supreme Court to hear plea today

The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear a plea filed by an NGO seeking to make marital rape a criminal offence. The matter was earlier adjourned to September 4.

Sep 06, 2017, 07:48 AM IST

Marriage is not an exemption to protect children from sexual offences: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that to protect children from sexual offences, marriage is not an exemption under the law, even though section 375 of the Indian Penal Code (which defines the offence of rape), cites that intercourse or sexual act by a man with his wife not below 15 years, is not rape. 

Sep 01, 2017, 07:41 AM IST

Criminalising marital rape may destabilise institution of marriage: Govt

The Centre on Tueaday said in Delhi HC that criminalising marital rape might destabilise the institution of marriage. 


Aug 29, 2017, 17:56 PM IST

Katrina Kaif: Society fails to recognise marital rape as a crime; women must speak up!

Speaking at the ‘WeUnite' conference, which marks United Nations Women's partnership with the IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif talked about how gender equality is important in today's times.

Dec 06, 2016, 19:10 PM IST

Can have law on marital rape but women won't complain: Maneka Gandhi

Months after her statement that "concept of marital rape cannot be applied in the Indian context" created some 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.

Jun 07, 2016, 21:09 PM IST

No intention to criminalise marital rape: Govt

The Union government has said that it has no intention to criminalise marital rape in India.

Mar 11, 2016, 09:45 AM IST

Delhi High Court directs Centre to respond to petition on marital rape

The Delhi High Court on Monday directed the Central Government to respond to a petition seeking the criminalisation of marital rape.

Jan 11, 2016, 22:22 PM IST

Men's rights group to raise marital rape issue on I-Day

A group of men`s rights activists, fighting for shared parenting in case of divorce or separation and other issues, is all set to highlight the need to get rid of biased family laws on the Independence Day eve.

Aug 09, 2015, 15:49 PM IST

Delhi HC junks PIL seeking marital rape be made criminal offence

 The Delhi High Court has refused to entertain a PIL challenging a provision in the penal law which does not consider as rape sexual intercourse of a man with his minor wife, noting that a similar matter is pending for consideration before the apex court.

Jul 12, 2015, 09:56 AM IST

Marital rape is unacceptable: Maneka Gandhi

Marital rape is condemnable as is violence against women in any form, said Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi. Her view assumes significance as it runs contrary to the government's position that charge of marital rape was untenable in India due to the nature of the society and its beliefs and mindset.

Jun 24, 2015, 14:34 PM IST