Justice A Muhamed Mustaque, Justice Kauser Edappagath and Kerala HC
Justice A Muhamed Mustaque, Justice Kauser Edappagath and Kerala HC

Sex on promise to marry will amount to rape only if it violates decisional autonomy of victim: Kerala High Court

The Court said that non-disclosure of material facts affecting a woman's decision to consent to a sexual act would amount to violation of her sexual autonomy.

The Kerala High Court recently held that lack of consent in a rape case cannot be presumed merely because a man entered into marriage with another woman after engaging in a sexual act with the victim [Ramachandran @ Chandran v State of Kerala].

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