A Division Bench of Justices Rajiv Shakdher and C Hari Shanker delinked a petition raising this issue from the batch of pleas filed before the Court seeking criminalization of marital rape.
“Since the issue raised in the above-captioned petition is qualitatively different from the bunch of the writ petitions in which hearing has been held before us i.e., W.P.(C) Nos. 284/2015, 5858/2017, 6024/2017 and W.P.(Crl.) No.964/2017, it is ordered to be delinked from the batch. The instant writ petition will be heard separately. Accordingly, list the matter on March 11, 2022,” the Court in its order stated.