A Delhi court has acquitted a man accused of entering into a sexual relationship with a woman on the “false promise” of marrying her, saying pre-marital sex is “immoral” and against the “tenets of every religion”.
In his ruling, additional sessions judge Virender Bhat also said every act of sexual intercourse between two adults on the promise of marriage did not become rape.
“When a grown up, educated and office going woman subjects herself to sexual intercourse with a friend or colleague on the latter’s promise that he would marry her, she does so at her own peril.”
The judge further held in his ruling a fortnight ago, “She must be taken to understand the consequences of her act and must know that there is no guarantee that the boy would fulfil his promise. He may or may not do so. She must understand that she is engaging in an act which not only is immoral but also against the tenets of every religion. No religion in the world allows pre-marital sex.”