Let The Law Prevail, Not Doubts

OVER THE PAST CENTURY, women’s rights movements have traversed from a freedom struggle to asserting meaningful equality, which necessarily

OVER THE PAST CENTURY, women’s rights movements have traversed from a freedom struggle to asserting meaningful equality, which necessarily must include sexual equality. If women’s rights are a serious issue for the state, there can be no debate that a husband raping his wife is as much a crime as a man raping a woman who is not his wife.

Those who are against criminalisation of marital rape will not confess the deeper truth, that they are reluctant to release women from the last bastion of patriarchal control—the conjugal duty of women in deference to conjugal right asserted by men as a symbol of physical strength, and social and economic power.

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Malvika Rajkotia
Malavika Rajkotia is an attorney with about 31 years of experience in a wide range of practice areas. She has developed a focus on family and property law, and also takes up issues pertaining to civil liberties and environmental law. Her personal interests are theatre where she has been active, having done about 30 Hindi and English productions as also a television law based serial called “Bhanwar”. She anchored the first Hindi Television Talk show in India called Shakti, which focused on women’s rights. She also works with various NGOs like Sakshi and IFSHA on civil liberties and human rights issues.