Marital and Adultery Laws in India

Safecity- Elsa D'Silva
Posted August 9, 2018 from India

On 27th July, Sourya Banerjee @JoeBanerjee conducted a tweetchat on “Marital and Adultery Laws in India” talking about the updates in the laws considering the current social and legal climate.


The chat first began with discussions regarding adultery, whether it should be a crime, and what are the different reasons for it being a crime. The participants also discussed whether the adultery law should be made gender neutral.


The discussion then went on to marital rape, the need for a law against marital rape, nuances that the law should cover. The audience was asked whether marriage exception and gender clauses in rape laws should be removed in India.




A tweetchat by Sourya Banerjee!

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Tamarack Verrall
Aug 09, 2018
Aug 09, 2018

Hi Safecity.
Such important work. So many men are still teaching each other that rape is an accepted means to control women. It was in 1983 that we forced a change in Canada. I'll send a link in case it can be helpful.
Even with the change of law, we are still working on women being believed in Courts, and for protection orders to be effective. Your work is so important! It is empowering just knowing you are there.

In sisterhood,

Jill Langhus
Aug 09, 2018
Aug 09, 2018

Hi Safecity,

Thanks for sharing your tweet chat on the updates on marital and adultery laws there. That must have been an interesting and insightful conversation.

May 27, 2019
May 27, 2019

Hi dear, thank you for sharing this your report with us. If you ask my opinion I will say a big no to adultery. Its destroyed and deprived beautiful families.
I hope you have a great day and happy menstrual day to you!

Urmila Chanam
Jul 28, 2019
Jul 28, 2019

Dear Safecity,
Such relevant topic of discussion! Marital and Adultery standards are rift with gender paradigms in India and evenjusice process is not free from discrimination. I appreciate the conversation you have begun on Twitter and World Pulse. The ones who read and engage will take away a thought and this cascades into new directions.
Love and prayers,
Urmila Chanam