Advertisement
Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

I Don't Think Marital Rape Should Be Regarded As Offence In India: Ex-CJI Dipak Misra

Former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has said that decriminalising martial rape would create absolute anarchy in families.

I Don't Think Marital Rape Should Be Regarded As Offence In India: Ex-CJI Dipak Misra
Former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has said that marital rape should not be made an offence in India | File Photo
I Don't Think Marital Rape Should Be Regarded As Offence In India: Ex-CJI Dipak Misra
outlookindia.com
2019-04-09T21:17:15+05:30

Former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Monday said marital rape should never be made a crime in India as it would create "absolute anarchy" in the families, reported Deccan Herald.

In India, marital rape has not been criminalised yet.

“I don’t think that marital rape should be regarded as an offence in India, because it will create absolute anarchy in families and our country is sustaining itself because of the family platform which upholds family values,” Dipak Misra, who retired as the 45th chief justice of India in October last year, was quoted as saying in the report.

Mishra made these comments while replying to a first-year law student at a conference organised by a Bengaluru based law-firm titled 'Transformative Constitutionalism In India'

In response to pleas seeking to criminalise marital rape, the Central government in 2017 had submitted to Delhi High Court that marital rape cannot be made a criminal offence as it could become a phenomenon which may destabilise the institution of marriage and an easy tool for harassing the husbands, government today submitted before the Delhi High Court.

The Centre had said that the Supreme Court and various High Courts have already observed the growing misuse of section 498A (harassment caused to a married woman by her husband and in-laws) of IPC.

(with PTI inputs)

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement