Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
TopicMarital rape

Topic: marital rape

Marital rape victims are included in abortion law’s exception for rape survivors, says SC

Women alleging rape by husbands can get abortions beyond 20 weeks, SC clarifies. It also adds 'unmarried or single' women to list of those eligible for abortion between 20 & 24 weeks

All women — married or unmarried — entitled to safe and legal abortion, says Supreme Court

A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud said that the meaning of the rape must include marital rape for the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act.

‘Every matrimonial case exaggerated’ — Allahabad HC wants to curb ‘misuse’ of anti-dowry law

Justice Rahul Chaturvedi Monday issued guidelines to prevent 'misuse' of IPC Section 498A, including two-month 'cooling period' after FIR when husband and kin can't be arrested.

Rape not ‘ravishment’ — why courts should stop use of this archaic & patriarchal word

Judges across India often use 'ravished' or 'ravishment' as synonym for rape in judgments, despite its 'romantic connotations'. Word also used by a judge while discussing marital rape last month.

Delhi HC judgment on marital rape does not acknowledge what women endure in marriages

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Say ‘no’ to Gray, Amazon miniTV’s film on consent, and move on. It’s lazy stuff

The 30-minute short movie, Gray starring Did Mirza is made with the best of intentions, but it fails to give its characters or ideas any justice.

Milord, marriage isn’t consent for life. But judgment on marital rape is no surprise

The idea that rape by a 'stranger' and 'non-consensual sex' with the wife is different is ridiculous. But that's how India has always seen marriage.

How HC judges differed on marital rape: One said ‘rape is rape’, other said spouses’ sex ‘sacred’

Justices Rajiv Shakdher & C Hari Shankar delivered split verdict on exception to Section 375 of IPC, which exempts husband from prosecution for forcing wife to have intercourse.

Full text of Delhi HC’s split verdict on pleas to criminalise marital rape

The petitions had challenged the constitutionality of the marital rape exception under Section 375 IPC (rape) on the ground that it discriminated against married women.

Delhi HC gives split verdict on marital rape, SC to decide on ‘substantial questions of law’

Justice Shakdher held that the exception for marital rape in IPC is unconstitutional, while Justice Shankar disagreed, saying exception is based on ‘intelligible differentia’.

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SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
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RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

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Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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