Offence of Rape under IPC should be made gender-neutral: Kerala High Court remarks

'If a woman tricks a man under false promise of marriage, she can't be prosecuted. But a man can be prosecuted for the same offence. It should be gender neutral," Justice A Muhamed Mustaque orally remarked.
Justice A Muhamed Mustaque with Kerala HC
Justice A Muhamed Mustaque with Kerala HC

While hearing a heated custody battle between a divorced couple, Justice A Muhamed Mustaque made a pertinent observation regarding the lack of gender neutrality in the Indian penal provisions dealing with rape.

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