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Marital rape: Why is it legal in India?

from CNN

In India, a staggering 94 percent of rapes are committed by perpetrators known to the victim, but hidden from view is a huge number of women with no legal road — those raped by their husbands. The number of women sexually assaulted by their husbands is 40 times the number of women attacked by men they don't know. Yet, marital rape is legal. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013, states: "Sexual intercourse or sexual acts by a man with his own wife, the wife not being under fifteen years of age, is not rape." more


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