Why should the marital rape exception be removed?

Agarwal, Ayushi (2021) Why should the marital rape exception be removed? Economic and Political Weekly, 56 (35). pp. 33-37. ISSN 129976

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The marital rape exception must be removed as it is no longer legally tenable in light of the Supreme Court decisions in various cases. Contrary to arguments that the central government has advanced repeatedly, these decisions hold that marriage does not mean there is irrevocable consent for sexual intercourse, and that a regressive practice cannot be used to ensure the stability of marriage.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Rape | Marital rape | Supreme court | Justice Verma committee | Discrimination against women | Criminal law (ame­ndment) act 2013 | Consent | Harassment |Domestic violence
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2021 10:23
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2022 07:11
Official URL: https://www.epw.in/journal/2021/35/perspectives/wh...
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/505


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