Maneka Gandhi flip-flopped on the marital rape issue by saying this in the Parliament:
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.
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.
Surprisingly, in June 2015, Gandhi had said this: