Sleeping with the Enemy: Addressing Marital Rape in India

Sleeping with the Enemy: Addressing Martial Rape in India By Diya Uday,  Legal Researcher and Policy Analyst, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai In 2015 a woman appeared on television. She was clad in heavy layers of fabric and thick magnifying spectacles. Clearly the aim was to hide her identity. She told a tale of horror. She spoke of her nightmarish marriage, in which she had been subjected to sexual cruelty and rape at

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Girl chops off rapist sanyasi’s genitals in Kerala

In an act of self-defence, a 23-year-old woman chopped off a godman’s penis on Friday, who had been reportedly assaulting her sexually for several years. According to a report , the accused Sreehari alias Ganeshananda Theerthapada Swami, a 54-year-old ‘swami’ had allegedly raped her multiple times since her high school days. After she had committed the act, the victim had called the Thiruvananthapuram police to inform them about her assault. She also confessed that she

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