Criminalising marital rape will lead to creation of new offence: Justice C Hari Shankar expresses prima facie view

Justice Rajiv Shakdher, however, said that he will not express his prima facie view on the marital rape case at the moment.
Criminalising marital rape will lead to creation of new offence: Justice C Hari Shankar expresses prima facie view
Justice Rajiv Shakdher and Justice C Hari Shankar

Justice C Hari Shankar of the Delhi High Court on Tuesday expressed a prima facie view that the court striking down the exception provided under Section 375 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) to non-consensual sex within marriage, would amount to creation of a new offence [RIT Foundation v Union of India].

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