In India, minors can fight against rape in marriage in future. So far, Indians have been able to sue against non-consensual sex – but not when y took place between married couples and woman was at least 15 years old. The Supreme Court ruled that this exception was unconstitutional.
The Indian government had pleaded for status quo to be maintained. She sees institution of marriage at risk if marital rape can be punished.
In his judgement, Court pointed out that officialsite age limit for sexual maturity UndEheschließungen in India was 18 years. However, since illegal practice of child marriages persists, wives aged 15-17 must at least be given right to refuse sex. According to media reports, court of adult Indians had no way of suing ir spouses for rape.Small steps towards sexual self-determination
With verdict, Court of second strengned sexual self-determination rights of debarkers within a few weeks. At end of August, it was decided that sexual Orientierungzur was a human's privacy; This is protected by DieVerfassung. Previously, Muslim divorce practice had been abolished.
The lawyer Vikram Srivastava, who had submitted request for reform of law, praised decision of oberstenGerichts. "Wennjemand married a girl under age of 18 and filed a complaint for non-einvernehmlichenGeschlechtsverkehrs within a year, husband can be prosecuted WegenVergewaltigung," said Srivastava DemNachrichtensender NDTV.
According to a report by DesUN Children's work UNICEF of 2014, every third of 700 million women who were married as girls lives in India. The organization Save Children Riefanlässlich of world Girl Day to fight against child marriages; According to her, 7.5 million girls are married illegally every year. "Vielefrühverheiratete girls are exposed to violence and abuse, and y are deprived of ir educational and development opportunities," said Susanna Krüger, chief executive officer of Save ChildrenDeutschland. "That must have an end."
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