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Marital Rape : Biggest Dilemma Before Law & Society

Ratnesh Singh Tandan & Gautami Deshmuk, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur.*


"I say nothing, not one word, from beginning to end, and neither does he.

If it were lawful for a woman to hate her husband, I would hate him as a rapist."

- Philippa Gregory

Rape is considered a most heinous and abhorrent crime in every civilsed society. Every decent person condemns it and even inmates treat rape accused differently in prisons.[1]Marriage in India is a sacred institution; it implies lots of privileges and obligations to husband and wife. But sometimes it creates suffocation to vulnerable parties i.e. women. This is the junction where question arises, is it really a unquestionable and absolute right of husband for sex with her spouse?


* 7th Semester law students, pursuing B.A.LL.B. from Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh. [1]

Marital Rape - Biggest Dilemma Before Law & Society
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Journal Details
Abbreviation: NLR 

ISSN:   2582-8479 (O)

Year of Starting: 2020

Place: New Delhi, India

Accessibility: Open Access

Peer Reviewer: Double Blind



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