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MARITAL RAPE A Crime or Not

Bikas Rauniar
Executive Director, Interstate Transport Multi Modal Transport

I think ‘Marital Rape’ is totally wrong as husband or wife has no right to engage sexually without each other’s full consent and approval. Nobody should be allowed to do anything forcefully, and it does not matter whether it’s husband or wife.

The relationship and bonding between spouses is very important in a relationship and it should be strengthened through love and sex and not otherwise. Respect towards each other’s desire and interests are very important.

Marital Rape should be regarded as a criminal act and it should be made punishable by law. Marriage does not and should not mean automatic right to have sex. A couple should garner each other’s trust and respect, sex should be on mutual consent.