Trial courts will develop jurisprudence on marital rape once it is criminalised: Colin Gonsalves

The High Court only has to address the historic and extreme injustice that has been done to married women as a result of the marital rape exception, Gonsalves told the Bench.
Trial courts will develop jurisprudence on marital rape once it is criminalised: Colin Gonsalves
Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves, Delhi High Court

Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves told the Delhi High Court on Friday that it would not have to deal with issues of coercion and consent while striking down the marital rape exception, as jurisprudence on those issues will develop over a period of time through judgments by lower courts [RIT Foundation v Union of India].

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