Will India Have A Law Against Marital Rape? Pressure On Government Grows

India Law Against Marital Rape
In this photograph taken on April 6, 2016, 'Meera' a victim of marital rape poses, sitting outside near her home in New Delhi. (AFP Photo)

New Delhi: Almost immediately after Deepti’s wedding at a traditional ceremony in Delhi, the horrific abuse began — behind closed doors at the hands of her new husband.

“He was brutal. He forcefully had sex with me even when I was admitted in hospital,” she told AFP, shuddering at the memory of the assaults she endured for months before running away.

Deepti has spent three years since fighting for justice, but she doubts her husband will ever be punished in a country that does not consider marital rape a crime.

“I want to ask — is there no justice for victims like me? Just because he married me, did it give him a right over my body?” said Deepti, whose identity, like those of other victims interviewed, has not been revealed for legal reasons.

Women have long suffered from high levels of sexual violence in the country, including at home, but the government is yet to make marital rape a crime.

Minister for women and child welfare Maneka Gandhi recently told Parliament that a lack of education along with poverty, religious beliefs and societal norms, among other reasons, make such a law out of the question.

The comments had sparked outrage among women’s groups, and baffled many since the outspoken minister had earlier indicated her support for the issue. As the torrent of criticism grew, Mrs Gandhi reversed her position, saying this was now under consideration.

“This is one of the most complicated places to intervene because you are intervening in the bedroom,” she explained to reporters earlier this month. “How to do it with grace and with firmness is something we need to negotiate.”

India Law Against Marital Rape
India has long suffered from high levels of sexual violence including in the home, but successive governments have shunned making marital rape a crime. (AFP Photo)

The law states “sexual intercourse by a man with his own wife, the wife not being under 15 years of age, is not rape”.

Tougher laws

Husbands can be charged with a relatively minor offence of cruelty, which carries a maximum three years in jail or a fine. Women can also seek restraining orders and other protections under domestic violence legislation.

But victims and activists say criminalising marital rape would act as a powerful deterrent and go a long way towards protecting women in their own homes.

“You can’t have two yardsticks for rape. You can’t discriminate just because a woman is married,” said Roma, a mother-of-two, at a counselling session for marital rape in Delhi. “I am sure if this law is put in place, husbands will think twice before raping their wives.”

The government toughened laws in 2013, following the fatal gang-rape of a Delhi student which unleashed seething public anger about abuse against women. Rapists can now even get the death penalty in extreme cases.

A former chief justice, appointed at the time to investigate the laws, recommended placing marital rape under the ambit of the law — but his suggestion was disregarded.

India Law Against Marital Rape
‘Kammo’ a victim of marital rape poses, sitting outside her home in New Delhi . (AFP Photo)

A parliamentary panel looking into the issue in 2013 also rejected the idea, saying it would place the “Indian family system” under “great stress”.

Karuna Nundy, a lawyer who helped overhaul the laws in 2013, dismissed such arguments, along with those that warn of wives misusing such laws to settle personal scores with their husbands. “Any law can be misused,” Ms Nundy told AFP, adding that marital rape was rarely reported to authorities, in part because of the shame attached to it.

Keep quiet

Over half of women surveyed two years ago said they had experienced some form of sexual violence by a partner.

And 60 per cent of men questioned in the same survey admitted to perpetrating sexual abuse against a partner, according to the study conducted by the International Center for Research on Women and the United Nations Population Fund.

Marital-rape counsellor and lawyer Monica blamed the country’s deeply entrenched patriarchal culture and a lack of awareness of women’s rights for the figures.

“Men think that marriage is a licence for sex. They don’t even realise they need to ask for consent,” said Monica, who uses one name and works for non-profit group Maitri. “If a wife thinks of complaining and goes to police, she will be told ‘you should be lucky he is coming to you. Go back home and make him happy’.”

At the counselling session, many of the women said they felt they had no choice but to endure the abuse if they wanted to stay married.

“I was very young at the time that I got married. I did not even know what sex was,” said Meera, a mother of three. “I know whatever happened with me was very wrong. But my parents told me to keep quiet and just do as he said,” she said, eyes welling up with tears.

43 COMMENTS

  1. First of all, India needs to learn about Gender Equality. Why are men and women being treated unequal. Men have equal rights and so do women. Women cannot just sit at home and ask ailmoney and property just for the sake of looting or even cheating a man. Similarly men cannot harass a woman they way they want to. If marriage is all about looting money, its high time rules and regulations that are long outdated are changed. Let it be equal. What man earns, what man owns is his own, what a woman earns, what a woman owns is her own. Why create a gender bias by saying women are weak. Gone are those days. Wake up.

    • U want equality then tell one thing why u have reservation?? Why women r given high priority in society??why ladies r allowed to stand first in queues and all ..why should women do jobs??Ok if any thing happens to husband she should be given job.. Because of all girls in India over 6 million jobs were lost..who will create employment to all those men??who will marry them?? Even an uneducated women also wants NRI guy as bride?? And u talk about equality..silly girl

  2. I think any person married or unmarried, if forced to have sex without his/her consent or interest it, is rape only. And strict law should be there in india. Men or women both are human beings and have feelings. If wifes says no to sex all time, she not have interested in you or something is bothering her about you, so at this condition ask her friendly or try to know the exact reason for it. But dont abuse or force her for it. Sex is a natural process, is it should happen naturally. Till the time, guys masturbate is also a way for you. Dont need to be a rapist for it.

    • Dont talk rubbish here.There is nothing like marital rape.people like u r misleading the topic.sex is natural process only. But wife also should understand husband feelings.Atleast wife should understand husband’s mother& his father’s feelings also.If wife cannot understand their feelings who r also like their parents what is the use of her living in society.Even if husband is given penalty,after coming from jail also he will be treating the wife as a sister or some member of family only.He wouldnt be treating him as husband.So dont create gender bias and don’t mislead the people.

  3. From NCRB data, it is now crystal clear that Section 498A of IPC has been deliberately misused and misuse of Section 498A of IPC is continuously increasing. From Section 497 of IPC, it is crystal clear that if Wife commits Adultery, it is permissible but Adultery is a punishable criminal offence for Husband. So, there is no doubt, Marital
    Rape Laws in India will be heavily misused and Husband along with continuous Sexual Deprivation will continue protracted fight just to get rid of his wife. Now in most of the cases, Section 498A of IPC is the money earning business for wife. It is extremely unfortunate that, though “Filing False Affidavit before Judiciary is a punishable criminal offence as per Section 193 of IPC and Section 2(C) of The Contempt of Courts Act, 1971” but in most of the matrimonial disputes, Indian Judiciary is not all willing to implement the said law against Wife. (Advocate & Family Law Expert).

  4. Obviously it’s Government turn to act on! It’s not good time to be spectator to anyone here….
    Best thing is to build ample pressure on Government so that they can wake up and start to think to make up some strict and valid procedure, so none of the victim remain injustice. Especially case like these need lot of tough protocols. Even making book of rule in India is not problem. Problem is that will all those rules are going to followed ?Who to prevent or how to judge people in cases like ? – Things are happened behind scene. What are all to be subject of proof to consider. So many questions.
    As people stated above there lot of chances to misuse of laws. It is again important look over how Government is coming out solve these critical problems.

  5. IN THE ARTICLE ITSELF IT SAYS A FEW THINGS.. IF WE READ IT CARFULLY..
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    “At the counselling session, many of the women said they felt they had no choice but to endure the abuse if they wanted to stay married.

    “I was very young at the time that I got married. I did not even know what sex was,” said Meera, a mother of three. “I know whatever happened with me was very wrong. But my parents told me to keep quiet and just do as he said,” she said, eyes welling up with tears.”
    ————-
    NOW IN THE ABOVE CASE THE GIRL IS VERY YOUNG AND SHE BY HERSELF SAYS SHE WAS NOT KNOWING WHAT SEX WAS.. BUT OBVIOUS IF SHE IS MARRIED TO A MAN WHO KNOWS ABOUT SEX AND IS NOT AS CARING AS HE MUST BE.. SHE OBVIOUSLY WOULD GET A WRONG IMPRESSION ABOUT THE WHOLE SEQUENCE OF EVENT THAT HAPPEN THEREAFTER.. AND SHE POSSIBLY MIGHT GET HURT FOR A LIFETIME..

    IT IS NOT HER TO BLAME, SHE IS INNOCENT.. BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN ALL MEN ARE SIMPLY RAPING THEIR WIFE..

    PROJECTING A CASE WITHOUT PROPER INTERPRETATION OF THE FACTS IS MORE DANGEROUS THAT THE LAW ITSELF.

  6. A good intention, but a good law must provide equitable rights to both the wife and the husband, and not legal, monetary and psychological harassment. The legal case must be filed quickly and a fair, equitable justice based on correct evidence must be provided within a short period of time, instead of dragging the case for years

  7. BEFORE WRITING SUCH WELL DRAFTED ARTICLES ON
    “Will India Have A Law Against Marital Rape? Pressure On Government Grows”

    We as Indians need to do some survey on how we can minimize the MISUSE of LAW
    We as Indians need to do some survey on how we can simplify the CASE PROCEEDINGS of MARITAL ISSUES
    We as Indians need to do some survey on how a IRREVERSIBLE MARRIAGE CAN EFFECT OUT NEW YOUNG GENERATION
    We as Indians need to do some survey on how a MARITAL PROBLEMS GIVE RISE TO MORE AND MORE CRIME
    We as Indians need to do some survey on how a MARITAL COUPLE HAVING ISSUES END UP WITH ADULTERY
    We as Indians need to do some survey on how a GROWING RATE OF ADULTERY IS SPOILING OUR INDIAN CULTURE
    We as Indians need to do some survey on how many false cases as on date are filed in terms of MISUSE OF LAW
    We as Indians need to do some survey on how indian families are suffering due to misuse of IPC 498, 406, DV
    We as Indians need to do some survey on how many cases are pending even if the case has no valuable meaning in it
    We as Indians need to do some survey that Does our Indian Judiciary System has no other important case other than Couple Marriage Issues

    SINCE IN THE COMMENTS INNOCENT HUSBANDS CAN’T DISPLAY PICTURES OF THEIR TEARS AND PAIN, DOES NOT MEAN THEY ARE HAVING THE BEST POSSIBLE TIME OF LIFE WITH EXISTING FALSE CASES OF IPC 498A, 406, DV FILED AGAINST THEM IN VARIOUS COURTS.. FIRST SOLVE THE PENDING CASES THEN TALK ABOUT MAKING NEW LAWS..

    EXISTING LAWS ITSELF ARE BEING IMPLEMENTED FOLLOWED IN A RIGHT WAY.. LAWYERS INSTEAD OF SOLVING THE CASE COMPLICATE IT FURTHER SO THAT THE CASE RUNS FOR YEARS.. COURTS FIND IT VERY EASY TO GIVE DATES.. IF YOU ARE NOT PRESENT ON A PARTICULAR DATE COURT JUDGE CAN CRUCIFY YOU BUT IF THE COURT JUDGE GIVES 15 DATES FOR VARIOUS REASON YOU HAVE TO TOLERATE SINCE YOU ARE NOT THE JUDGE.

    FIRST COUPLE MARRY WITHOUT PERMISSION OF COURT.. WITHOUT ANY LEGAL BINDING ON EACH OTHER
    THEN FEW GOOD HUSBANDS WILL SLOG TO EARN A LIVING.. FEW BAD WIFES WILL FILE FALSE CASES OR
    THEN FEW GOOD WIFES WILL SLOG TO EARN A LIVING.. FEW BAD HUSBANDS WILL TORTURE THEM FOR NO REASON
    THEN OUT OF NO-WHERE
    COURT WILL GIVE JUDGEMENT ON WHAT A WIFE SAYS IN A STATEMENT PRE-ASSUMING THAT HUSBAND IS A BORN CRIMINAL AND WIFE IS A VICTIM SINCE AGES..
    THAT IS REDICULOUS..

    COURT MUST SIMPLY GRANT DIVORCE TO THE PARTY WHO IS TROUBLED AND LET HIM / HER LIVE HAPPILY EVER-AFTER WITHOUT HAVING TO INTERFEAR IN THEIR BEDROOM ISSUES..

  8. RAISE VOICE TO STOP THE MISUSE OF EXISTING LAW AND SIMPLIFY THE PROCESS OF DIVORCE IS POSSIBLE.

    EXISTING LAW IPC 498A IS FILED BY POLICE WITHOUT ANY SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE..

    IPC 498A CEN BE FILED ON YOU ON BASES OF A FALSE NC BASED ON A VAGUE BASELESS ALLEGATION OF WIFE
    ( NC SAYS: HUSBAND CALLED HIS WIFE TO STAY WITH HIM A MARRIED LIFE.. BUT WIFE DENIED AND INSTEAD WIFE FILES A NC STATING THAT HUSBAND GOT ANGRY ON DENIAL AND ABUSED HIS WIFE (NO PROOF OF ANY ABUSE – JUST HER STATEMENT IS ENOUGH TO CRUCIFY THE HUSBAND UNDER THE IPC 498A.. ALL BURDEN ON HUSBAND TO PROVE HE DID NOT ABUSE.. HE DIDN’T GOT ANGRY.. HE DID NOT EVEN ASK TO JOIN.. HE DID NOT OPEN HIS MOUTH.. ETC)

    ADDITIONALLY IF IPC 406 ADDED TO THE SAME..

    IPC 406 CAN BE INCLUDED WITH A FALSE PAINTED STORY OF DOWRY WITH ALL BURDEN OF PROOF ON INNOCENT HUSBAND.. WIFE WILL NEVER BE ASKED TO PROVE HER ALLEGATION, BUT THE COURT WILL SURELY CRUCIFY THE HUSBAND IF HE FAILS TO FIRST HANDOVER THE SPECIFIED GOLD/SILVER/ DIAMOND JEWELRY AS STATED BY HER (COURT ASSUMES THAT FATHER OF WIFE MIGHT HAVE GIVEN ALL THE SPECIFIED STRIDHAN TO HUSBAND.. NO EVIDENCE PROOF NEEDED BY COURT TO CRUCIFY THE HUSBAND). LAWS ARE WELL DEFINED IN BOOKS OF LAWS BUT THEN WHO BOTHERS TO EVEN READ THE PETITION PAPERS OF INNOCENT HUSBAND NO-MATTER HOW TRUE HE MAY BE.
    (I SAY SO, BECAUSE I HAVE MY OWN CASE RUNNING IN THE HIGH COURT AND I AM CRUCIFIED BY INDIAN LAW TILL DATE)

    FURTHER IF SHE SIMULTANEOUSLY FILES DV..

    THEN NOT JUST YOU BUT YOUR MOTHER / SISTER / SISTER-IN-LAW (ALL FEMALES OF YOUR FAMILY CAN ALSO BE CRUCIFIED UNDER THE LAW IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO SAVE YOURSELF BY APPOINTING A GOOD LAWYER).

    IN MY CASE SHE IS HOLDING PROPERTIES OF CRORES IN HER NAME.. A BUSINESS WOMAN.. A FIR FILED AGAINST HER BY ANTI-CORRUPTION BUREAU INDIA FOR DIS-APPROPRIATE ASSETS.. NOT QUALIFIED MUCH BUT HAS ENOUGH MONEY POWER.. AND SHE STILL STATES THAT SHE IS NOT ABLE TO MAINTAIN HERSELF FOR WHICH SHE NEEDS ALIMONY FROM A HUSBAND WHO IS A MIDDLE CLASS COMMON MAN WHO EARN A LIVING BY HIMSELF UNFORTUNATELY MARRIED HER AND STRUGGLING NOW TO SURVIVE FROM THE MISUSE OF LAW BY SUCH WIFE..

    NOT JUST HUSBAND BUT ENTIRE FAMILY SUFFERS.. WHICH DOES INCLUDE SISTERS/ MOTHERS WHO ARE ALSO FEMALES WITH ALL RESPECT TO WOMEN.

    (FOR GOD SAKE TRY TO UNDERSTAND MEN DO RESPECT WOMEN, NOT ALL MEN ARE BAD.. DO NOT GENERALIZE)

    LAWS ARE TO ERADICATE/MINIMIZE ISSUES NOT TO DESTROY THE BASIC VALUES OF A PURE RELATIONSHIP OF A MARRIAGE.. A RELATION WHICH HAS TO BE BASED UPON TRUST AND LOVE FOR EACH OTHER…. NOT TO BE BASED ON BOOKS OF LAWS AND CLAUSES..

    FEEL PITY OF PEOPLE WHO FAIL TO UNDERSTAND SUCH A PURE RELATION.. PLEASE LIVE AND LET OTHERS LIVE PEACEFULLY.. IN ANY RELATION THERE IS SOMETHING CALLED TRUST.. IF TRUST & LOVE IS NOT THERE.. SIMPLY GET SEPARATED AND LIVE A HEALTHY LIFE.. SOCIETY IS GOOD IF IT HAS GOOD PEOPLE IN IT.. WITH LOVE FOR EACH OTHER.

  9. Forcing anybody against their will is, no question, a crime. If the spouse (Wife/Husband) is not interested in having intimate relation, then it is their choice. At the same time, to accommodate the other partner, the system should also legalize extra marital affairs and/or paid sex. After all, like many other basic needs, sex is one of the basic needs of human body. If the spouses do not want to have sex with their partner but prevent them from seeking the pleasure elsewhere, then that should also amount to crime and should be punished. If the spouses withhold their partner from fulfilling their basic needs for the want of some benefits, that should amount to blackmailing and should be punishable under the law. The law should be equal to everybody. (by the way, when we implement such laws, we are foregoing our right to privacy as well. Hope our Citizens understand that)

  10. Will this law apply to Muslims too? I think this question itself should put the entire debate to rest if NDTV publishes it.

  11. marriage and sex are relations between two individuals. by bringing this law now govt is going to enter into your bedroom. tomorrow you may have to take permission from govt to have sex with your wife or husband. it is utter nonsense. by making a law it cannot be changed. law will complicate further. more cases in the courts. only advocates will become richer and richer. common man in the name of protection will suffer. single women will suffer most. govt cannot protect each and every single women. instead of building relationship govt by bringing this law is dividing the relationship and society. laws should be in favour of building better and safer society and not bringing law for dividing relation ship among husband and wife.a single /divorced women is more unsafe than a married women.

    • IF SUCH LAWS ARE MADE..

      NO INDIAN WOULD MARRY.. COZ MARRIAGE IS A COURT MATTER AND NO ONE WANT TO EARN FOR LAWYERS.. HAHAHAHAHAHA

      NO MARRIAGE NO YOUTH NO MAKE IN INDIA POLICY.. NO GROWTH.. NO EMOTIONS..

      WHY DOES WOMEN WHO PROPOSED SUCH LAWS DO NOT UNDERSTAND A SIMPLE THING..
      GET DIVORCE AND LIVE HAPPILY.. OF COURSE WOMEN NEED TO WORK TO MAINTAIN THEMSELVES..

      IN FALSE CASES… (THIS ALIMONY IS AGAIN ONE MORE NONSENSE.. MAN WORKS EARNS PAYS TO WOMAN WHO SIMPLY FILES FALSE CASES IN THE COURT.. ISN’T THAT INJUSTICE BY INDIAN LAW)

      IF U ARE NOT HAPPY WITH UR HUSBAND.. FILE DIVORCE AND COURT MUST GRANT SIMPLY WITHOUT ENTERING IN THE BEDROOM ISSUES OF THE COUPLE..

  12. Is marriage process not a consent for sexual life? Various mantras and various processes in the rituals ask for consent of both the parties if they agree for various responsibilities of married life and sex is one. If sexual needs of husband or wife are denied by either party they are in breach of agreement of marriage.

    • I TOTALLY AGREE.. BUT NOT BY FORCE.

      ASSUME A WIFE FORCES A MAN IN SUCH ACTIVITIES AGAINST HIS WISH.. EVEN THAT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE..

      IT MUST BE MUTUAL.. ELSE SIMPLY FILE DIVORCE AND LIVE ALONE HAPPILY.. COURT MUST GRANT DIVORCE WITHOUT INDULGING INTO THE BEDROOM ISSUES WITHIN THE COUPLE.. SIMPLE.. IF ONE OF THE PARTNER FILES FOR DIVORCE .. THE COURT MUST SIMPLY GRANT RESOLVING THE ROOT CAUSE OF TROUBLE..

  13. So now wives will make video while having sex forcefully as a proof….utter nonsense…there should be proper education not law,,,,,

  14. PLEASE ABOLISH MARRIAGE SYSTEM…MARRIAGE IS THE ONLY THING THAT COURT SEE AS A BIG CRIME….REST RAPE, MURDERS ARE NOT AT ALL AN ISSUE….

  15. Sheer nonsense!

    This proposed law is nothing but a tool to further penalise and browbeat hapless husbands. Just what will the proof of rape be? Mere allegation of the woman! And just what will the punishment be? 8-10 years behind jail? This is nothing but a tool for the woman to threaten and extort husbands. Enough with anti-male laws

    • I TOTALLY AGREE..

      Its a tool that WOMEN would use to unexpected levels of LEGAL TERRORISM..
      As it is IPC 498A, 406, DV is making it worst.. for Indian Families..

      I NEVER SAY HUSBANDS.. IT IS A THREAT TO INDIAN CULTURE INDIAN MARRIAGES..
      ALL HUSBANDS/WIFE ARE NOT BAD.. SO DO NOT GENERALIZE

      TO BE FRANK THE VERY REAL GENUINE CASES OF WOMAN FACING SUCH PROBLEMS ARE NOT EVEN AWARE OF ANY LAWS AND THEY ARE STILL SUFFERING .. AND FEW THOSE WHO KNOW HOW TO MISUSE SUCH LAWS ARE FILLING MULTIPLE FALSE CASES IN VARIOUS COURTS WITHOUT ANY EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER AND MAKING A MOCKERY OF LAW & ORDER..

      INDIAN DIVORCE CASES IPC 498A, 406, DV CASES ARE DAY BE DAY MAKING INDIAN HUSBANDS A VICTIM OF SUCH NUISANCE..

  16. India is liberal and gives freedom to all corrupt people that includes rapists, chain snatchers etc. Our law will never be tough to punish these dirty creatures. We are seeing daily women, Girls, minor girls are abused by bloody stupid male, but so far we have not seen any tough punishment. Government brought laws but those were kept in books will never be implemented. If Government follow Saudi laws then I am sure there will never be any rape or abuse against ladies, We are seeing chain snatching almost daily in Southern States but to deal with these Snatchers we don’t have tough law if we follow Saudi law all will stop immediately. Where there is a will there is a way, but our Governments don’t have will to control so we the public has to suffer. Jay Hind

  17. Marital rape is just as heinous as non-marital rape. If the girl is blackmailing the boy because of her other desires then the boy should be allowed to get an annulment without any hassle. Same for the girl. Marriage does not mean forceful living and forceful intimacy. Marriage is a mutually loving gift from the universal lord.

  18. Well said Neeraj. I fully agree with your opinion but unfortunately Indian Judiciary System doesn’t think in that way. Most of the Indian lawyers do not follow any legal ethics. They misguide their clients (Husband/Wife), demand money from both the parties (mostly from Husband) for settlement, file false cases (mostly against Husband) without proper evidence or inquiry. Nowadays, it has become a nice business for these Indian lawyers. Often, the lawyers of both sides (Husband & Wife) encourage the women to file false 498A (Dowry), false DV (Domestic Violence) and also to demand an astronomical amounts as alimony. In my opinion, Indian lawyers who file false cases must be punished, otherwise this system will never change.

  19. NEED OF THE HOUR IS TO STRICTLY IMPLEMENT THE LAW AND SIMPLIFY THE PROCESS OF GRANTING DIVORCE.

    I request all Indians to fight against the MISUSE OF LEGAL LAWS (like IPC 498A, 406, DV).

    I believe Justice delayed is Justice Denied.

    After going thru the sufferings of FALSE IPC 498A, 406, DV, (still ongoing), In my opinion granting DIVORCE is a better alternative compared to the COMPLICATIONS raised thereafter.

    All those False Cases of IPC 498A, 406, DV ultimately makes a MOCKERY of LAW & ORDER.

    One who suffers due to such false cases only has two options “DIE EVERY MOMENT UNTIL COURT DECIDES” or “SIMPLY FILES MORE CASES AGAINST EACH OTHER COMPLICATING IT FURTHER WITH FURIOUS FALSE VAGUE BASELESS ALLEGATIONS”. This simply makes a MOCKERY OF LAW & ORDER and increases the NUMBER OF PENDING CASES in various COURTS.

    Why do all females only talk about the sufferings of WIFE.. Why don’t they talk about the sufferings of HUSBAND ??
    In a false case of IPC 498A, 406, DV all family members of the HUSBAND are tortured, arrested, harassed which includes his SISTER, MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, SISTER-IN-LAW, etc.. they too are FEMALE.. aren’t they..
    A request to raise issues of FALSE IPC 498A, 406, DV against INNOCENT HUSBANDS as well..

    WHEN COUPLE WALKS IN THE COURT WITH A DIVORCE CASE.. GRANT THE DIVORCE ASAP.. SO AS TO AVOID THE NUISANCE FURTHER.. ITS A TORTURE TO COMPLETE FAMILY & SOCIETY, NOT JUST THE COUPLE ALONE.

    I am a Innocent Husband facing MULTIPLE FALSE CASES in VARIOUS COURTS. So i beg to all of you.. please stand against the MISUSE OF LAW.. (MAKE LAWS EQUAL FOR MEN / WOMEN)

  20. Woman in the article doesn’t know what sex is? It’s natural. Not knowing sex is a real problem. Sex education and proper counseling before marriage may help

    • Kumar the interpretation is very clear and simple – consensual sex is not rape. Forced sex is rape. Sex education etc has nothing to do with this

  21. Why do these women marry and spoil a man’s life? Utter nonsense. They don’t even agree for divorce as they want the privileges of marriage in society. I know cases where the husbands simply didn’t have sex for months and some for years after marriage. Because they respected wife’s choice. But it is very cruel on husbands.

    • Dont blame woman for everything. If a woman does not want to have six with husband for months or years then there may be some real genuine reason. Husband should talk to the wife to find the cause.. May be her husband stinks, my not brush his teeth or he does not keep himself clean or may be she does not like the way he have sex, or may be he does not know to turn her ON. Unless you find the cause you cannot treat the illness.

  22. Will India Have A Law Against Misuse of Laws ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    Marriage is not above Individual’s Right to Live with Dignity either (Husband / Wife).

    And in the same manner Existing Laws for IPC 498A, 406, DV must not be misused by Wife.

    Law is to protect Individuals Right to Live (either Husband / Wife).

    Just a marriage does not make a Wife a Victim and Husband a Criminal.. But unfortunately in India Law treats a Husband a Criminal in cases of IPC 498A, 406, DV without even going through the case details.

    Will India Have A Law Against Misuse of Laws (False Case Of IPC 498A, False Case Of 406, False Case Of DV).

    Those who file false case must be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a lifetime, so that they never dare to file false allegations against innocent who-so-ever (either Husband/Wife).

    LAW MUST BE SAME FOR ANY GENDER (MALE OR FEMALE)

    • Dont blame woman for everything. If a woman does not want to have six with husband for months or years then there may be some real genuine reason. Husband should talk to the wife to find the cause.. May be her husband stinks, my not brush his teeth or he does not keep himself clean or may be she does not like the way he have sex, or may be he does not know to turn her ON. Unless you find the cause you cannot treat the illness.

    • Marital rape law is a very good proposal. It must come in force and shouldn’t have any loophole. The modern generation Marital law should prescribe the strict procedure for having sex between husband & wife. How should the act be proposed, how should the proposal be accepted, how long it should last(min/max duration), and lastly the sign off that it abided per law. So that both man & woman have performed bedroom activity per law and there shouldn’t be any one(man or woman) filling false complain.

      • I totally disagree… try to put some logic in what you say.. Indian culture naam ki koi cheez hai ab tak..

        And if you say so, why don’t you just propose marriage as a yearly renewable agreement.. the moment you dont follow the terms within the agreement.. the agreement (marriage) is null n void.. No Worries No torture No Marital Rape No compulsions.. No family binding.. No emotions..

        Please try to think before you reply.

    • Well said Neeraj. I fully agree with your opinion but unfortunately Indian Judiciary System doesn’t think in that way. Most of the Indian lawyers do not follow any legal ethics. They misguide their clients (Husband/Wife), demand money from both the parties (mostly from Husband) for settlement, file false cases (mostly against Husband) without proper evidence or inquiry. Nowadays, it has become a nice business for these Indian lawyers. Often, the lawyers of both sides (Husband & Wife) encourage the women to file false 498A (Dowry), false DV (Domestic Violence) and also to demand an astronomical amounts as alimony. In my opinion, Indian lawyers who file false cases must be punished, otherwise this system will never change.

      • Dont blame woman for this. If a woman does not want to have six with husband for months or years then there may be some real genuine reason. Husband should talk to the wife to find the cause.. May be her husband stinks, my not brush his teeth or he does not keep himself clean or may be she does not like the way he have sex, or may be he does not know to turn her ON. Unless you find the cause you cannot treat the illness.

        • Agreed in ur case.. with all respect Madam.

          But there are cases where a woman marries a man for the sake of parents / society and then later simply for none of the above reason simply denies to have sex with innocent Husband.. and if he insists then she simply files a case with false allegations.. in such a case how are you suppose to prove what happens behind the closed doors between Husband and Wife..

          And simply to presume that Husband is always the CULPRIT is absurd and unacceptable.
          Now-a-days WOMAN ( FEW Exceptional cases) are also equally vulnerable at times.. due to many reasons.. And when we always talk about equality.. there is nothing wrong to have equal strict LAWS for “MEN / WOMEN”

          For a LAW, GENDER MUST NOT MATTER.

          A PUNISHMENT FOR MEN / WOMEN must be same irrespective of GENDER. It must be based on the CRIME they have done.. And Perjury in the COURT OF LAW is Unacceptable.

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