Supreme Court on Friday issued notice on petitions challenging the central government Delhi Split verdict of High Court on the issue of criminalization of marital rape. While agreeing to club all pending cases related to marital rape together, the top court listed the issue for further hearing in February, 2023, live law informed of.
On May 11, the Delhi High Court delivered a divided verdict, with one judge favoring the elimination of the exception in the law, which protects husbands from being prosecuted for non-consensual sex with their wives. , the other refused to keep it. unconstitutional.
However, both the judges agreed to grant leave certificate to appeal in the Supreme Court in the matter as it involves important questions of law which require the decision of the apex court.