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Marital Rape Laws: India Vis-A-Vis US & UK

Tanya Sehrawat, University School of Law & Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University


Marital Rape is one of the most gruesome acts towards women violating not just their dignity but their fundamental rights as well. In a country like India, where the Constitution enshrines and assures Fundamental Rights to each individual, women are still sidelined pertaining to this issue. As increasingly, the countries in the world move towards taking cognisance of this humiliating and degrading act, this research paper aims to analyse India’s stand on the same. It puts forwards the analysis of contentions for non- criminalisation of Marital Rape in our country, vis-à-vis the demand of certain organisations and citizens for the opposite.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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