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Why Not Criminalise the Marital Rape?

Aug 30, 2017 07:45 PM IST India India

The Centre, in its affidavit to SC, has submitted that “what constitutes marital rape and what would constitute marital non-rape needs to be defined precisely before a view on its criminalization is taken.” The government has said the main problem lies in determining the value of evidence. “The question is what evidence the courts will rely upon in such circumstances as there can be no lasting evidence in case of sexual acts between a man and his own wife,” reads the affidavit.

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