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Government’s Refusal to Criminalize Marital Rape is Unjust, Inconsistent | Roshan Kishore | Live Mint

The Indian government has filed legal papers in the Supreme Court arguing against criminalizing marital rape and stating that doing so would destabilize the institution of marriage.  Author Roshon Kishore argues against the government  position stating that justifying sexual violence by husbands in the name of protecting family values only perpetuates it.  He cites a paper by Aashish Gupta of r.i.c.e.  which uses NFHS data to show that the overwhelming majority of acts of sexual violence are committed by the victims’ husbands.  Read more…