Indian Government Refuses to Criminalize #Marital #Rape, Even if 75% of Women Subject to it

20 April, 2015

A UN body on women’s rights has recommended the Indian government criminalize marital rape after a study showed 75% Indian women are victims of it. But the government has refused to saying, “It is considered that the concept of marital rape, as understood internationally, cannot be suitably applied in the Indian context due to various factors, including level of education, illiteracy, poverty, myriad social customs and values, religious beliefs, mindset of the society to treat marriage as a sacrament,” Minister of State for Home, Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said in the Rajya Sabha.

http://m.ndtv.com/india-news/marriage-sacred-in-india-so-marital-rape-does-not-apply-government-759219

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