The Indian government said that the criminalization of domestic rape can cause harm to the institution of the family and make men vulnerable to blackmail by wives. About it reports Reuters.
“We must first ensure that home rape did not become a method by which it will be possible to destabilize the institution of the family and to blackmail the men,” reads the official statement of the Ministry of justice of India submitted in the Delhi High court.
The text also States that India ought not to blindly follow in the footsteps of Western countries, as the diversity of its peoples and high illiteracy rates make it unique.
Earlier, activist groups and victims of domestic rape have filed a request to change the relevant law. Family sexual abuse — very common in India, although conservative groups to block his criminalization, arguing that it is interference in private life. According to official data, more than 40 percent of married women aged 15 to 49 years has experienced domestic violence.