Man in court for forcing wife to give head
A wife is attempting to sue her husband for ‘forcing her to perform oral sex’ during their four years of marriage.
The woman, who married her doctor husband in 2014, claims she was made to perform what she viewed as an “unnatural” sex act multiple times.
In a bid to see her husband punished, the woman, who has not been named, took her fight to the Supreme Court in New Delhi, India.
There her lawyers claimed the alleged oral sex was “sex against the order of nature” – a recognised charge under Section 377 of Indian law.
They also claim the woman was humiliated when her husband filmed many of their physical interactions.
Her counsel representative Aparna Bhat said her husband was “incapable of comprehending her objections” when his wife refused to engage in oral sex, reports the Times of India.
“The husband, aside from his insistence on oral sex, which was unnatural in the perception of the woman, persisted with her to allow video recording of their physical enounters.”
The wife’s counsel went as far to say the husband was “depraved” in how he treated his wife.
Bhat continued: “She was compelled to put up with the depraved demands which were often accompanied by threats and physical abuse.”
The newspaper reported the couple had been engaged since 2002, when she was 15 years old.
The case was heard before five judges at the Supreme Court, who ruled that oral and anal sex between a consenting husband and wife was not “unnatural”.
Justice D Y Chandrachud ruled that consenting oral sex did not meet the requirements to charge the husband with a section 377 offence – “sex against the order of nature”.
It’s understood the woman has filed an appeal against the verdict.
Thousands of LGBT activists in India have protested for years to remove section 377 from the law – which bans gay sex and can see homosexuals jailed for up to ten years.
Despite numerous protests, the Supreme Court has upheld section 377, outlawing gay sex.