This week, multiple news outlets reported that the Supreme Court again refused to entertain the pleas of a woman who was the survivor of marital sexual violence.
"You are espousing a personal cause and not a public cause," one Supreme Court judge said during the Feb. 17 hearing, according to the Hindustan Times.
The woman was filing the complaint on the grounds that she was an exception to Section 375 of the IPC.
According to dna, the petition submitted stated that "marital rape has been criminalised in almost all major common law jurisdictions throughout the world, including in the US, the UK, South Africa and Canada".
According to the report, the woman argued that this law "violated her fundamental right to life and liberty".