Marital Rape case: LIVE UPDATES from Delhi High Court

The petitions before the Court challenge the exception provided in Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code exempting non-consensual sex between husband and wife from the ambit of rape.
Marital Rape case: LIVE UPDATES from Delhi High Court
Delhi HC, Marital Rape

The Delhi High will continue hearing a batch of petitions demanding the criminalisation of marital rape.

The matter is being heard by a Division Bench of the Delhi High Court comprising Justices Rajiv Shakdher and C Hari Shankar.

The petitions challenge Exception 2 to Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which exempts non-consensual sex between husband and wife from the ambit of rape.

Yesterday, the Central government by way of an affidavit asked the Delhi High Court to defer the hearing for a ‘stipulated time’ within which it will “conduct an effective consultative process“, after which it would be in a better position to assist the Court.

Live updates from the hearing below.

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