Gujarat HC to examine the use of Sec. 377 by wives for marital rape

The Gujarat High Court is set to examine the question whether a wife can initiate prosecution against her husband for unnatural sex punishable under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Terming marital rape as a ‘disgraceful offence’, the Gujarat High Court is set to examine the question whether a wife can initiate prosecution against her husband for unnatural sex punishable under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. The Court asked three questions mainly pertaining to whether offences generally charged under Section 377 and 376 of the IPC could constitute an offence of cruelty under section 498-A of the IPC.

Nimeshbhai Bharatbhai Desai v. State of Gujarat

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