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Status Of Marital Rape In India

Akshat Bhargav, DY Patil Law College, Pune


In India as well as in some other countries there have been prevalence of patriarchal type of society that results into negative impact on women dignity and social conditions. Marital rape is one of the ill acts that tend to deteriorate women dignity and right to privacy. Rape is an unlawful sex without assent and because of physical drive or dangers, or due to deceitful demonstration of perpetuator. In India rape is a penal offence under section 375 and 376 of IPC but it avoids marital rape from ambit of conviction. Sex by spouse with his better half without her assent or by compels or force or threat or danger termed as marital rape.

Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


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