Constitutional Law Criminal

Marital Rape: An Exclusive Ground for Divorce

The preconceived notion that arises due to the constitutional validity of exception (ii) of section 375 of IPC (marital rape), lays out an important aspect in the cases of divorce in family law. What it does is that it proposes that it is not a wrong at all and therefore there is no cruelty either. Although, marital rape has been accepted as a ground for divorce, it has been recognized under cruelty. This article argues that irrespective of the constitutionality of the said section, there is a need for marital rape to be an exclusive ground for divorce.