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Consensual sex does not amount into rape rules Bombay High Court

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The law concerning to the rape has been made very hard-hitting in India due to frequent sexual abuse of female counterpart and to safeguard the interest of them. Here is one such case that was filed by a girl against her boyfriend with whom she apparently had a consensual sex. But the court had ruled out the case of rape by passing the order against the favour of the victim.

[su_expand more_text=”READ MORE” less_text=” ” height=”0″ hide_less=”yes” link_style=”button” link_align=”center”] According to the news published in MID-DAY, Hearing a case filed by a jilted girlfriend, the court observed that she was an adult who had consented to sexual relations and couldn’t term it as rape. Bombay High Court made a landmark observation, in this case, stating that it was wrong to call it ‘rape’ if a man refuses to marry a woman after they have consensual sex.

According to the sources, the above observation of the court will come as a relief to men’s rights activists. The order was passed by Justice Mrudula Bhatkar while hearing an anticipatory bail application an accused in a rape case filed by a 22-year-old Mumbai girl.

According to the complaint details filed by the victim, she has met a 24-year-old boy from Solapur in the month of March 2015. Their friendship ultimately turned into an intimate relationship. They used to meet at one of the city hotels on a regular basis to get physically intimate. But with a due course of time, their relationship started getting stale and that resulted in the denial of sex from girl’s side due to which the boy allegedly started assaulting the girl and refused to marry her.

Subsequently, the annoyed girl approached the Goregaon police and registered the case of rape against the boy. The boy then approached the High Court for anticipatory bail. The High court judge Mrudula Bhatkar who granted an anticipatory to the accused on the personal surety of Rs. 25000 has observed the following, “It’s not rape. She should have said no to the boy. She is a major.”

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Bhatkar also added that if the couple is an adult, educated and having the consented sexual relationship then it cannot amount to rape. The judge also asked the boy to not trouble the complainant or her relatives, or visit her neighborhood.

The above case judgement will help to provide the relief to many people who are facing the similar charges. The law has made harsh in the rape cases to avoid the sexual abuse of a woman and to stop the forcible sexual approach by the man towards the woman without her consent. But if you take a look at the recent approach of women towards the law made for their own protection it will be clear that many of them are making misuse of it by filing the false rape complaints after having the physical relation with consent. Please leave your comments on the above issue.

Source: MID DAY [/su_expand]

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