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Marital rape: Delhi high court gives split verdict

In his order on Wednesday, Justice Rajiv Shakdher said that an exemption to a man from the offence of rape for forcible sex with his wife is violative of article 14 and, therefore, unconstitutional. But Justice Hari Shankar disagreed with Justice Shakdher and said he believed an exception in the marital rape law did not violate the constitution and it was “reasonable”.

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