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Rupande Mehta is a write passionate about women's rights and equality. Her aim is to bring change in the way women and men are treated around the world and especially in India.

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A candle light vigil was held in Delhi protesting against the Delhi Rape case Earlier this week, an Indian parliament member Kanimozhi from DMK party asked the home ministry whether marital rape will be included in the definition of rape. To this, Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary, minister of state for home replied, “It is considered that the concept of marital rape, as understood internationally, cannot be suitably applied in the Indian context due to various factors, including level of education, illiteracy, poverty, myriad social customs and values, religious beliefs, mindset of the society to treat the marriage as a sacrament.” Despite

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