In a country like India, rape offences have taken a serious toll with numbers rising incessantly. While the police and law are doing their best to curb this pathetic crime, it has failed to see marital rape as a serious offence in itself.
The society has long been silenced about certain inhuman marital norms, one of which is about- a man’s right to have sex with his wife without her consent. What the society needs to understand is that marriage is no license to have sex without one’s will. The consent of the woman is necessary, both inside and outside of the wedding.
The video here shows how a newly married girl becomes a victim of forced sex in the hands of her husband. The absence of marital rape laws leaves her with no escape but to give in to the social pressures. The video aims at creating awareness among people to criminalise marital rape because intercourse without consent is a ‘rape’ and it has nothing to do with marriage.