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Amid Delhi HC’s Split Verdict On Marital Rape, Twitter Seems To Be More Concerned About “Falses Cases Against Men”

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Just a few hours ago, the two-judge bench of Delhi High Court comprising Justices Rajiv Shakdher and C Hari Shankar pronounced the verdict in the batch of petitions seeking criminalisation of marital rape and striking down the Exception 2 of Section 375 of the IPC that protects men from criminal prosecution for having non-consensual sexual intercourse with their wives. The Delhi High Court bench delivered a split verdict as Justice Rajiv Shakdher struck down the exception terming it unconstitutional but Justice C Hari Shankar disagreed and said that the exception is not violative of Article 14, 19 and 21 as contended in the petitions. However, the court allowed the parties involved to file an appeal in the Supreme Court stating that there are substantial questions of law involved in this case. The petitions were filed by NGOs RIT Foundation and All India Democratic Women’s Association and two others and have been in court since 2015 and 2017. In the last hearing of this case held on February 21, the Delhi HC has reserved it’s order. TBH, this split verdict seems to have taken social media by a storm. Ever since the judgement was delivered, netizens have been talking about it and Twitter seems to have gone into a frenzy over it. Let’s take a look at what Twitter has to say.

Several users pointed out that while this verdict may not be clear, it is a step in the right direction.

But there were also those who called pointed out that had the verdict been in favour of marital rape, it would’ve had a negative impact on the men and families in the Indian society. TBH, I don’t get how women having bodily autonomy hurts men and families soo very much.

Guess, I should say “poor men” now.

Also Read: Delhi HC Delivers Split Verdict On Marital Rape: One Judge Calls It Unconstitutional, Other Disagrees

Point toh solid hai

And being allowed to rape your wife isn’t a colonial law, is it?

I hear all you have to say about female privilege but I don’t hear you complaining about male privilege…

I wonder what marital rape has to do with family?

Guess, family is based on oppressing women…

Excuse men, but what have we been doing all this while?

Also Read: Hautetalk: Marriage Cannot Take Away A Woman’s Right To Say ‘No’. Criminalising Marital Rape Is The Need Of The Hour

I wonder what they have to say about men using laws and loopholes to their benefits. Let’s not forget the fact the despite stringent laws against rape and domestic violence, we still have a large number of cases that don’t even see the light of the day and here we are opposing marital rape because it can hurt men!

Oh well, guess only time and Supreme Court will tell what happens to the marital rape laws that we have been looking forward to.

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