HARIBHAI PARTHIBHAI CHAUDHARY

Alamy

Rape Is Rape, No Matter Who Does It

Recently, the Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary shared his views on marital rape in response to Kanimozhi's question on whether the law would be amended to make it a crime. He didn't think so, since "marital rape cannot be suitably applied in the Indian context" as marriage is considered "sacrosanct" here. In essence, Mr. Chaudhary is saying that it is okay for a man to rape a woman he is married to. By law!