India Among 30 Odd Countries That Have Not Criminalised Marital Rape

India in 30 strange countries where marital rape is not a crime

India has not given marital rape a criminal offense in more than 30 countries, as the Delhi High Court’s split verdict on Wednesday gave little support to those who opposed the discrimination clause under Article 375 of the Indian Criminal Code. It remains inside.

Most of these 34 countries were developing countries, including Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Haitian, Laos, Mali, Senegal, Tajikistan and Botswana, UN Women reported.

According to the latest 5th round of the National Family Health Survey (NHFS-5), 32% of Indian women who have ever been married experience physical, sexual or psychological violence by their spouse. I am.

In addition, 25% of married women aged 18-49 years who experienced physical or sexual violence by their spouse reported physical injuries, of which 7% had eye injuries, sprains, dislocations, or burns. I owe it. Cent with deep wounds, broken bones, broken teeth, or other serious injuries.

In the case of marital rape, India continues to adhere to the archaic colonial law that unwilling sexual contact between husband and wife is not recognized as a criminal offense.