Can man rape his wife?

DN-rapeWhat is the definition of rape? Can man have forcible sex with his wife? More than one hundred and fifty year old Indian Penal Code does not recognize marital rape as a criminal offense, though more than one hundred countries in the world have criminalized marital rape.

The sexual assault bill was placed in the Indian Parliament twelve days before the tragic incident took place in the Indian capital. A medical student was gang raped in a public bus. Now she is under treatment in a hospital with critical condition.

Furious protesters are demanding tough action against the perpetrators and they are also demanding better and secured environment for women.

In this situation the proposed bill may shock many human right activists. This bill only criminalized marital rape under the age of sixteen.

It is a question that how the human right activists react on the bill which allowed man to rape his wife.

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