Delhi HC reserves judgment on pleas seeking criminalisation of marital rape.

Seeking more time from the HC to respond to the pleas, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the court that a communication was sent on February 10 to the chief secretaries of all states and union territories seeking their views, but none has responded so far.

Rejecting the Union government’s request to defer hearing, the Delhi High Court on Monday reserved its judgment in a bunch of petitions seeking criminalisation of marital rape.

Seeking more time from the HC to respond to the pleas, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the court that a communication was sent on February 10 to the chief secretaries of all the states and union territories seeking their views, but none of them has responded so far.

As of now, the Centre’s 2017 stand on marital rape is on record. Its request for placing a fresh stand on record was rejected. The Centre has not made any arguments in the case this year.

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