Marital Rape: Still Rape


The lady made several attempts

To escape and rage,

Unfortunately all in vain,

He was too savage.

Insulted she stood naked,

Searching something she couldn’t drape,

She was another victim of marital rape.

Rape is an unlawful sex without the assent of a man as of physical drive or due to deceitful demonstration of perpetuator. In India, rape by an outsider is considered as a penal offence under section 375 and 376 of Indian Penal Code.

Shockingly, it avoids marital rape from ambit of conviction. Marital rape is sex done by spouse with his better half without her consent or by compel or danger.

Hereby, rape is not only savagery against females but rather a grave infringement of a person’s basic ideal to life and personal freedom aswell.It isn’t right to trust that sex with spouse is husband’s privilege given to him by marriage.

Marital rape is not an offense in India. Enactments in regards to marital rape in India either doesn’t exist or are esoteric and dependant on the understandings of courts.Similarly, section 375 of the IPC, mentions as its exceptional clause “sexual intercourse by man with his own wife, the wife not being under 15 years of age, is not rape.”

Hence, marital rape is considered as a rape only if the spouse is less than 15 year age. There is no lawful security given to spouse after the age of 15 which is against the human rights directions.

Marital rape is a wrongdoing against the females and deserving of government consideration. Women’s who are raped by their spouse are more inclined to various attacks and frequently endure ling haul physical and enthusiastic issues.

According to this, marital rape is very disturbing for females she needs to remain with her aggressor. The results of marital rape are truly high, there is an extreme requirement to criminalize this offense.

Therefore, the criminalization of marital rape will bring a change in society as well as in the attitude about ladies in marriage.

“Her friends used to tell her it wasn’t rape if the man was your husband. She didn’t say anything but inside she seethed, she wanted to take a knife to their faces.”


Riya Mishra

Director, Content


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