According to the National Health and Family Survey of 2015 to 2016, 5.4% of women admitted that they have been subjected to go through violence by there husband in order to force them to sexual intercourse. Women activists are fighting from years to make it a crime. But, former CJI Dipak Misra has completely different views to it.
At a conference on ‘Transformative Constitutionalism in India’, organised by the KLE Society’s Law College, he said:
“There is no necessity to bring such kind of law.
This is my personal view.”
“I don’t think that marital rape should be regarded as an offense in India, because it will create absolute anarchy in families and our country is sustaining itself because of the family platform which upholds family values.”
Dipak Misra was expressing his views during an interaction session with law students. A first year Law student asked him a question to which he made the above statement.
“Don’t you think the rape laws in India must be amended? Shouldn’t rape laws be made gender neutral and marital rape also be considered a crime?”
At such a crucial time when the country is united against women crime, the insensitive statement by the former Chief Justice Of India isn’t appreciated. Specially, on such a topic like rape.
Desi Twitter didn’t take his comment lightly. As his views came out, Netizens slammed him.
Justice Dipak Misra says criminalising marital rape is an idea borrowed frm other countries, not applicable to india and will create anarchy in families and country as our country sustains because of family values
He said this at a conference on Transformative Constitutionalism
— K (@monteskw) April 9, 2019
Just what we should brace ourselves for over the next five years. From the looks of it things are going to get worse. https://t.co/83pvCKykxk
— Chandrima Pal (@captainblubear) April 9, 2019
I had to read, and re-read, then read again, and do that several times, for me to believe what I just read! This man was allowed to be the CJI?
— Leo Saldanha (@leofsaldanha) April 9, 2019
Losing my respect in 3;2;1… Boom https://t.co/8jzlJOysge
— Praful Baweja (@huesofpink) April 9, 2019
ex Chief Justice of India values the idea of family more than the actual bodies of women. Martial rape should not be criminalised because of some imaginary ‘anarchy’ they will bring to the ‘family platform’. If you think equality is anarchy, I pity you. #maritalrape #India https://t.co/bgIffcPky8
— Persis Taraporevala (@persistara) April 9, 2019
That shows where exactly he stands. Rape is rape. No matter whether it is before marriage or after marriage. It is a forceful act.
— Deependra S Chauhan (@dpendra_chauhan) April 9, 2019
— Geetika (@geetikamantri) April 9, 2019
…….. what is wrong with justice dipak misra
— Akanksha (@heertohbadisad_) April 9, 2019