Vicky Nanjappa

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SC to decide if a man can be tried for raping his wife

Senior advocate Indira Jaisingh appeared on behalf of the wife and urged the court not to interfere with the order of the High Court.

New Delhi, May 11: The Supreme Court has agreed to examine if a man can be tried for raping his wife despite the immunity provided to the husbands under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)
A Division Bench of the Delhi High Court is set to deliver its verdict today on the validity of Exception 2 of Sections 375 (rape) in the IPC that makes a husband immune to marital rape charges provided the minor is not a minor.

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