A First year law student pursuing B.A.LLB( Hons.) at Institute of Law, Nirma University.

According to the National Family Health Survey 5 (2019-21), Among married women between the ages of 18 and 49 who have ever experienced sexual assault, 83% name their present spouse as the offender, whereas 13% name a prior spouse. 4169 married (or formerly married) women who reported experiencing sexual assault identified their husbands as the perpetrators in 82% of the cases. Of them, 84% said their spouses “physically forced her to have sexual intercourse with him even when she did not want to.” This is analogous to the IPC’s definition of rape. According to section 375’s Exception 2, “When a…

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