We need MORE candlelight vigils FOR WOMEN, because Women are weak , women are innocent. remember that women are NOT equal, they are abla Naari who can be easily cheated !!! men who indulge in sex and then fail to marry are rapists ... They will be locked up or probably castrated the next 30 years, .........again where is the candlelight ???
Live-in-relationship road to lifelong commitment: CourtNEW DELHI: A trial court on Thursday said that a live-in-relationship is not just residing together but also a commitment to be with the loved one in the future, too. The court made the observation while convicting Ravi Mohan Sharma, an MBA, for raping his live-in partner and later forcing her to abort.
Additional sessions judge Yogesh Khanna convicted Sharma (31) for 'ravishing the girl on the pretext of marrying her'. "In our society, when a woman enters into this kind of relationship, she has in her mind only a marriage in future. But when such relation ends abruptly, it means a lot to the woman," the court said, adding that it will decide the sentencing of Sharma on December 13.
The girl, a law student, lodged the complaint in August 2011 after she became pregnant that Sharma refused to marry her saying that his parents were against their relationship. The girl alleged that between December 2010 and January 2011, she was raped several times by Sharma on the pretext of marriage. Sharma, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, refuted the allegations and said that he is being falsely implicated. The court dismissed his contentions and said that his intention "right from the beginning was never honest". Sharma knew that his father would be against his love marriage and would even stop paying his MBA fee but he continued "misusing" the girl till she became pregnant, the court added.
The court refused to give benefit of doubt to Sharma and said that law needs to be in favour of destitute girls. In a patriarchal society like ours, the girl will have to face the tough world after being left in such a miserable position by an educated male, the court said, dismissing Sharma's argument that the girl was a major and had given her consent for the relationship and was aware of the consequences of her act.
"The kind of consent obtained by the accused cannot be said to be free consent because the girl was under a misconception that the accused would marry her, therefore, she had submitted to sexual intercourse with him."
Placing confidence on a High Court judgment to convict Sharma, ASJ said that "courts cannot and should not give such licence to those who keep on looking for opportunities to exploit the sentiments and vulnerability of Indian girls."
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