Friday, June 27, 2014

Can failed affair lead to rape charges? Supreme Court asks

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the question which had rankled the Delhi high court last year can a failed consensual relationship between adults lead to filing of rape charges against the man?

In a judgment last year, the HC had flagged the issue and said rape cases were being used as "a weapon for vengeance and vendetta" to harass and even force a man to marry.

The Supreme Court did not pass any order. But it expressed anxiety over the recent spurt in cases where the women in failed relationships had filed rape charges against the men accusing them of inducing them into a sexual relationship on the promise of marriage.

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