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Sexual intercourse is considered unacceptable before marriage in India. It is a matter of shame for women to lose virginity before marriage. Thus, there is a law in India which can help in the conservation of social status of the ditched women.
In India, the 'breach of promise to marry' and 'rape by deception' are legal categories that can be used by dumped women to file a case against their fraud lovers. Click next to know how deserted ladies can use this law in their favor to gain justice.
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If a guy promises to marry a girl and have sexual intercourse with her, the girl has the power to file a case against the man in case he breaches his promise.
Nearly 20-30% of rape cases reported in India fall under the category of 'breach of the promise to marry.'
It is because cheated women have sufficient evidence to file a case against their fraud lovers.
But the court doesn't have any right to punish a man for a consensual relationship. There are certain conditions under which the Indian judiciary can punish the suspect.
According to the study of Delhi's courts in 2013, 109 promise of marriage cases were reported in the 460 rape cases.
If the suspect is found to be already married or deceitful married with the victim, then he is bound to be arrested on the pretext of deception.
Every breach of promise can't be considered as rape because sometimes women themselves get willingly involved in casual relationships.
Adult women can't be prohibited to engage in an intimate relationship, and Indian legal system has no right to interfere with it.
In a study carried out on 644 victims, many of the girls were found to be minors or pregnant with guys who made a false promise to marry them.
Some lawyers feel that women should sue for damage instead of rape charges on their deceptive lovers.
What is your take on the law of 'breach of promise to marry?' Do you think this law actually provides relief to the sexually exploited women or there should be some other method to seek justice from the fraud lovers? Do let me know your thoughts in the comments section.
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