A split verdict on the criminalization of marital rape.Next stop, Supreme Court

A split verdict on the criminalization of marital rape.Next stop, Supreme Court

The Delhi High Court today issued a split verdict on the widely-discussed issue of criminalizing marital rape. The case is brought to the Supreme Court.

Two judges, Judge Rajiv Shakdher and Judge Hari Shankar, disagreed with their verdict on a series of petitions to criminalize marital rape.

A petition filed in 2015 challenged the exception under the Rape Act and criminal prosecution of a man who, if the woman is not a minor or is 18 years of age or older, engages in sexual activity without agreement with his wife. I am protecting.

Judge Shakdher said the exception violates Articles 14, 19, and 21 of the Constitution, which deals with the rights of equality, freedom of speech, freedom of expression, and the protection of life and personal freedom.

“I couldn’t agree with the brothers I learned,” said Judge Shanker.