Dipak Misra On Marital Rape

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

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.

The five-judge bench was headed by Dipak Misra that delivered the landmark verdict of scrapping Section 377 in September last year.