Year : 2013  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 250--255

Rape: Legal issues in mental health perspective


RC Jiloha 
 Department of Psychiatry, Maulana Azad Medical College and Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India

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R C Jiloha
Department of Psychiatry, Maulana Azad Medical College and Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital, New Delhi - 110 002
India

Rape of women by men has occurred throughout recorded history and across cultures and religions. It is a crime against basic human right and a most common crime against women in India. In this article, rape is discussed from legal and mental health perspective. In India «SQ»rape laws«SQ» began with enactment of Indian Penal Code in 1860. There have been subsequent amendments and the main issue of focus remained the definition of «SQ»rape and inclusion of «SQ»marital rape«SQ» in the ambit of rape. Law Commission Reports related to rape and the psychological impacts of rape have been discussed.


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Jiloha R C. Rape: Legal issues in mental health perspective.Indian J Psychiatry 2013;55:250-255


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Jiloha R C. Rape: Legal issues in mental health perspective. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Sep 26 ];55:250-255
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