When would sexual relations induced on a broken promise of marriage amount to Rape? SC answersAugust 22 2019
The Supreme Court has ruled that all broken promises of marriage would not fasten a charge of rape. If a woman's consent for sexual relations is obtained on the basis of a genuine promise of marriage, it would be viewed as legally valid consent. In such cases, there would be no offence of rape if the promise of marriage made in good faith is subsequently broken.
To this end, the judgment passed by a Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee states,This content is restricted to subscribers
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