Orissa High Court calls for reexamination of law which says sex on false promise to marry amounts to rape

"Rape laws should not be used to regulate intimate relationships, especially in cases where women have agency and are entering a relationship by choice," the Court said.
 Justice SK Panigrahi, Orissa HC
Justice SK Panigrahi, Orissa HC

The Orissa High Court recently observed that the law holding that sex on a false promise of marriage amounts to rape, appears to be erroneous and that the matter deserves a serious relook [Santosh Kumar Nayak v. State].

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