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Unsafe as houses: The family is a site of violence against women

weapon — that are either borne quietly or hushed up. But habitual male violence within marriage is normalized — what else explains India’s refusal to acknowledge the possibility of Marital Rape? — by a patriarchal society, and governments or law enforcement agencies that are a product of this culture. Please click here to read more.

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Government Denies Marital Rape Occurs, National Survey Shows 5.4% of Married Women Are Victims -Anoo Bhuyan Data from the National Health and Family Survey records Marital Rape even as Indian law has yet to criminalise it. New Delhi: “Physically forced her to have sexual intercourse with him even when she did not want to.” This is a category of spousal violence which the Indian government records data for. And according to the latest National Health and Family Survey (NFHS-4) for 2015-16, 5.4% women have experienced More »

Triple Talaq Bill in Lok Sabha: The 6 Questions that MP Sumitra Dev Asked Law Minister Prasad -Seema Mustafa

ging religious sentiments. Is the Bill equating triple talaq with such criminal activity? And criminalising what is essentially a social injustice? 5. The government refused to bring a law against Marital Rape saying this would open a flood of litigation and raise other issues. Will not the same happen by criminalising triple talaq and making the Muslim man vulnerable to the same abuse in the guise of helping the Muslim woman? 6. Social reforms

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'A rapist is a rapist' even if husband

m", while criminalising sexual intercourse with a wife below 18 years. A bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta, however, made it clear that it was not dealing with the question of Marital Rape of women above the age of 18 years. The top court also referred to certain observations of the Justice J.S. Verma panel, which had suggested amendments to criminal laws after the December 16, 2012, gang rape and murder of a paramedic in De

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No means no

These changes in the law have been accompanied by a welcome expansion in the discussion on the rights of women in public and private spaces — the debate on whether or not India must criminalise Marital Rape, for instance, has been hearteningly joined. Against this backdrop, the reasoning of the Delhi High Court while overturning the trial court’s conviction in the Mahmood Farooqui vs State case is a let-down — both in terms of the ma

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Exception in Marital Rape law: Govt defends no action for forced sex with 'wife aged 15-17'

-Hindustan Times The government defended an IPC provision that does not penalise a man for forcibly having sex with his wife aged between 15 and 17, saying the exception in rape law was meant to protect the institution of marriage. New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday defended in the Supreme Court a provision in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that does not penalise a man for forcibly having sex with his wife aged between 15 and 17, saying the exception in rape law was meant to protect the ins

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Triple talaq -- myths and misperceptions -Faizan Mustafa

i High Court held that since three pronouncements are to be counted as one, she continued to be his wife and thus there was no rape.  It is disgusting to note that India still does not recognise Marital Rape as rape. Please click here to read more.

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National Policy on Women: Factoring gender

sensitisation to wean away families from these patriarchal moorings. But the message of gender sensitisation has not travelled far enough through the educational or welfare systems. In its silence on Marital Rape, the document reflects the WCD ministry’s inability to tackle the issue for the next 15 years. Nevertheless, the draft has important suggestions for those framing policies on climate change, infrastructure, transportation, social securi

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