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Marital Rape Exception: A Case Analysis Of The Split Verdict By Delhi High Court


The exigency to address the fallacy of the Marital Rape exception has been a long-standing debate in India. Marital rape is largely inherent to the patriarchal nature of the Indian society and it deprives the rights of women concerning bodily integrity and autonomy. A number of petitions have been filed across various Courts challenging the constitutionality of the Marital rape Exception. The Delhi High Court referred the instant case to the Supreme Court to decide the legality of marital rape considering the gravity of the question of law involved in the same.


* The author is a second-year student pursuing BA. LL.B. (Hons) from CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore.

Marital Rape Exception-A Case Analysis Of The Split Verdict by Delhi High Court-NLR
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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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