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Nothing Like Marital Rape: Controversial Tweet By Sushma’s Husband Swaraj Kaushal Sparks Twitter Outrage

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Nothing Like Marital Rape: Controversial Tweet By Sushma’s Husband Swaraj Kaushal Sparks Twitter Outrage
Nothing Like Marital Rape: Controversial Tweet By Sushma’s Husband Swaraj Kaushal Sparks Twitter Outrage

Ex-governor Swaraj Kaushal, whose social media existence is usually one that is valued for its intellectual sense and the way he insolent tackles questions pertaining to his wife, Union external affairs minister is in news for a controversial tweet on marital rape.

It all started when Swaraj Kaushal tweeted about an ongoing plea by an NGO on opposing several requests that marital rape is called a criminal offense.

Swaraj Kaushal tweeted, “There will be more husbands in the jail, than in the house”. To this, a Twitter user asked him if he was defending marital rape? “Are you defending marital-rape?” tweeted Amit Choudhary, from the handle @HesperusThinks.

That is when Kaushal replied, “There is nothing like marital rape. Our homes should not become police stations”.

Read the exchange here.

Nothing Like Marital Rape: Controversial Tweet By Sushma’s Husband Swaraj Kaushal Sparks Twitter Outrage

Nothing Like Marital Rape: Controversial Tweet By Sushma’s Husband Swaraj Kaushal Sparks Twitter Outrage
Like always his Tweet also immediately sparked a social media with many pointing out the atrocities faced by women in abusive marriages, to others who deride at “A man taking it upon himself to casually dismiss violence directed at women”.

After got tweet viral, Kaushal increased the privacy on his account, thereby making the tweet inaccessible by most of the people. But by that time, many had taken screenshots of the controversial statement.

Here are some of the explosive reactions, Kaushal’s tweet garnered.
Nothing Like Marital Rape: Controversial Tweet By Sushma’s Husband Swaraj Kaushal Sparks Twitter Outrage

Nothing Like Marital Rape: Controversial Tweet By Sushma’s Husband Swaraj Kaushal Sparks Twitter Outrage


Amid the barrage of angry tweets against Kaushal, though, there were some who raised the issue that even husbands remain unprotected by the law.


The Delhi High Court was today hearing a case filed by the NGO Men Welfare Trust, representing men victimised by the alleged misuse of gender laws, opposing several requests to make marital rape a criminal offense. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar allowed the intervention application by NGO, Men Welfare Trust, and allowed it to address the court.