Marital Rape and the Indian Legal Scenario

  • Harshika Mehta
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  • Harshika Mehta

    Student at Unitedworld School of Law, India

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Abstract

Rape is one of the most henious crimes that ever exist, legislature and law enforcement institutions of India have overlooked this crime happening in the institute called “marriage”. Marital rape is a seious issue which our legislation has failed to notice. Women in India who are raped by their husbands are coming forward nowadays, but our legal system looks over it as they do not recognise the concept of rape in a marriage. There are very dark consequences of marital rape that are much worse and more than physical damage, it is emotional and psychological damage. This paper will elaborate the concept of marital rape and how women in india suffer in silence due to the lack of laws by the help of data and observations. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the alarming need of appropriate laws for marital rape in India.

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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 756 - 769

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.11536

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