India’s ‘Culture’ Won’t Let Marital Rape Be Termed As A Crime, Says Maneka Gandhi

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4:42 pm 11 Mar, 2016


Maneka Gandhi flip-flopped on the marital rape issue by saying this in the Parliament:

 

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Her response was to a question on whether the government was seeking to criminalise marital rape in India.

So where does India stand on the issue vis-a-vis the world? These are 10 major countries where marital rape is not criminalised.

 

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Nearly every developed country of the world has criminalised marital rape.


What is surprising is that even Somalia – one of the world’s poorest countries – has made marital rape a criminal offence.

 

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Surprisingly, in June 2015, Gandhi had said this:

 

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