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  • A look at the history of the 'marital rape clause in our country'
  • Where does India stand on the matter globally?
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A closer look at the 'marital rape clause' | The Issue

Only 36 countries in the world have not criminalised marital rape, India is one of them. Are efforts being made in the country to change the colonial-era law? Find out in our new series ‘The Issue' 

There is little to say about marital rape that has not been said already. Justifications, questions, considerations all sound like feeble attempts to hide how inherently patriarchal the law is. That even in 2022, rape of a woman by her husband is not a crime is a cause for concern. Following the recent split verdict by the Delhi High Court on the ‘marital rape clause’ we talk about the history of this exception to the rape law in our country, India's global standing and the broader concept of consent.

Watch ‘The Issue' editorji’s new show that takes a look at social issues that need dire attention, and have been often neglected from mainstream narratives.

Part I - 'Marital Rape Clause': The History
Part II - 'Marital Rape Clause': India's global standing
Part III - 'Marital Rape Clause': The concept of consent

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