An educated girl can’t accuse ex-boyfriend of rape in case of consensual sex, says HC

Many victims who were trapped only on the basis of gender will finally have a victorious smile on their face after reading this news. Even though as a normal human being and a girl myself, I tend to feel pity on the mention of word “rape”, I was never convinced how a conscious mature adult can be lured to bed on the pretext of marriage. It is totally up to the girl whether to say yes or no. I used to get all the more annoyed when the girl is modern and educated. Somewhere down the line it felt like she has lodged the complaint only as a means to avenge against the boy who changed his mind and soothe her own wound of betrayal.

As reported by Times of India, the high court has ruled while granting pre-arrest bail to a 21 year old youth after his ex-girlfriend lodged a case of rape. Justice Mridula Bhatkar said “An educated girl who has a consensus pre-marital sex should take responsibility for her decision”.

She also mentioned that Society is changing for better and the current generation youth is exposed to different interactions with each other and is well educated about sexual activities and girl is extremely independent and free to refuse or accept like the boys. If there is valid proof of sex fraudulent then it can be considered but promise of marriage is not inducement enough. The girl, especially the educated one is very well aware of various notions of morality which still exist but forgets when she falls in love and refused to take responsibility for her decision.

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

It comes as a fresh breath of air and makes us feel good that we as a society are finally changing for better. The HC acknowledgment of the fact that the women are independent and equal would make every feminist proud and every other person relieved who understands this situation.

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