Section 375: News

04 May 2024

Indian Penal Code

Unnatural sex with wife not rape: Madhya Pradesh High Court 

The Madhya Pradesh High Court has ruled that unnatural sex with one's wife does not constitute rape under the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

01 Sep 2022


#NewsBytesExplainer: What's digital rape for which Noida man is convicted?

In a first-of-its-kind conviction, a 65-year-old man in Noida was convicted for 'digital rape' this week.

People from other faiths shouldn't question Muslim law: Muslim Body

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board has approached the Supreme Court seeking impleadment of a PIL which sought a ban on Islamic practices like Nikah Halala and polygamy, saying that practices of one faith shouldn't be questioned by those belonging to others.

03 Apr 2018


No marital-rape, but oral-sex is 'cruelty': Gujarat High Court

Indian laws do not acknowledge 'marital rape' if the woman is aged over 18, meaning husbands can legally have forced sex with their wives.

25 Jan 2018

Indian Air Force

IIT-Kanpur student alleges rape by IAF officer after promising marriage

An IIT-Kanpur student has alleged repeated rape by an Indian Air Force officer, whom she befriended on Facebook about a year back.

11 Oct 2017


Sex with wife below 18 will be considered rape: SC

In a major decision, the SC has ruled that sexual intercourse with a wife under 18 years of age will be considered rape.

31 Aug 2017


The marital rape debate: Delhi HC calls the practice "criminal"

In what might help change the course of debates on marital rape, the Delhi HC has observed that forced sexual intercourse, even by lawfully-wedded spouses, is criminal.

10 Aug 2017


Govt defends forced sex with wife aged 15-17

Reiterating its controversial stand on marital rape, the Centre defended in the SC an IPC provision that allows a man to force his wife aged 15-17 for sex without consequences.

16 May 2017


Delhi's water crisis: May face major shortage this summer

According to Delhi's Deputy CM, Manish Sisodia, water supply from Haryana to Delhi has been reduced.