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‘Marital Rape’ Might Soon Be Considered A Crime In India, Confirms Maneka Gandhi

Updated on 9 July, 2016 at 8:41 am By

Taking next step in securing women’s security in India, women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi has said that Centre is considering bringing a law that will criminalize marital rape.

Gandhi, who was recently asked if there was an attempt to push for criminalization of marital rape, confidently replied, “Now there is.”


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The question was raised at the sidelines of an event launch of the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ campaign, which is now being started in 61 additional districts.

 

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Maneka expressed her hope that a decision about Marital rape will come soon and the government will strengthen laws to penalize rape within marriage.

In the past few months the ministry of women and child development has revised its position on the issue of Marital Rape many times. On March 10, Maneka had said that marital rape was unsuited for legislation; she now appears to have changed her mind.



During her Rajya Sabha speech, Maneka said:

 

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Her statement at that time had drawn sharp criticism and she was later forced to redact it.


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It was then decided to deliberate the matter with the law commission and do a comprehensive review of criminal justice system. The ministry had then moved on to consider taking steps to criminalise marital rape, provided there is ample proof of an adequate number of such complaints.

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