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Tuesday, 29 November 2022 7.42 PM IST

Any sexual activity without consent of partner is criminal offence, CPM women's organization approaches SC

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NEW DELHI: The All India Democratic Women's Association, a women's organization of the CPM, filed a petition in the Supreme Court stating that the exemption given to marital rape is a violation of the Constitution and that it should be made a criminal offence. The association pointed out in the petition that any sexual activity without the consent of the partner is a criminal offence.

AIDWA said that there is no constitutional distinction between married women and unmarried women for the purposes of rape law- hence, the law must protect the right of both to consent. A division bench of the Delhi High Court had given a split verdict on a petition on whether spousal rape is a criminal offence. AIDWA moved the apex court against this verdict.

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