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Delhi HC to hear NGO's plea opposing marital rape today

News Agencies | Updated on: 30 August 2017, 8:28 IST
NGO's plea opposing marital rape today (ANI)

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday will hear a plea, filed by an NGO, opposing several petitions to make marital rape a criminal offence.

The NGO is representing men, victimised by alleged misuse of gender laws, and has filed the petition in the court.

A court on 28 August had allowed the intervention application by NGO, Men Welfare Trust, and allowed it to address the court.

In Marital rape (or spousal rape), the spouse indulges in sexual intercourse without the consent of the other.

The NGO argued that the issue affected a large number of men, who are vulnerable in getting victimised by the women, who at times file false rape and domestic violence cases.

It also claimed that in a marriage, a person gives his or her spouse the permission to have sex, which then cannot be termed as rape. 

-ANI

First published: 30 August 2017, 8:28 IST
 
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