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Consensual sex on promise of marriage not rape, rules Indian court

05:17 PM | 22 Jan, 2017
Consensual sex on promise of marriage not rape, rules Indian court
MUMBAI - The Bombay High Court has ruled that a promise to marry cannot be considered an inducement in every rape case.

Granting pre-arrest bail to a 21-year-old youth after his former girlfriend lodged a case of rape following their break-up, Justice Mridula Bhatkar held that an educated girl who has consented to have pre-marital sex should take responsibility for her decision, the Times of India reported.

"In the event of consent obtained by fraud, inducement is a necessary ingredient. There should be some material on record to believe prima facie that the girl was induced to such an extent that she was ready to have sexual intercourse. Promise to marry cannot be said to be an inducement in these types of cases," said Justice Bhatkar in her ruling.

"Since generations, there is a moral taboo that it is the responsibility of a woman to be a virgin at the time of marriage. However, today, the young generation is exposed to different interactions with each other and is well-informed about sexual activities. Society is trying to be liberated but carries the baggage of different notions of morality wherein sex before marriage is a matter of censure. Under such circumstances, a woman who is in love with a boy forgets that she has only exercised her option, and refuses to take responsibility for her decision," the judge remarked.

The court pointed to the rising trend of criminal prosecutions for rape initiated after the end of relationships and said that the court needs to take an objective view and balance the life and liberty of the accused with the sufferings of the girl.

In simple words, the court rulings means when a woman is an adult and educated, she is supposed to know the consequences of a pre-marital sexual relationship.

The writer is a member of the staff.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 23 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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