"The issue of marital rape is very complicated and it is very difficult to explain and describe it. These are of such extreme private nature and no records of any consent are available. The matter has been dealt in detail by a Parliamentary Committee as well as the Law Commission,"
Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiran Rijiju said while replying to a debate on a private member bill.
He said the Parliamentary Committee in its report has recommended the need for a comprehensive review of the criminal system of law.
"To move in peacemeal is not right. We have asked for comprehensive review and Law Commission also took up the matter. We are awaiting the report and we want it to come early," the minister said.
Rijiju added that the Law Commission "is very much in sync with us and sentiments of this House" and the government is not opposed to the idea mooted by member Avinash Pande of Congress in the private member bill -- 'The Indian Penal Code (Amendment) Bill, 2014'.
He asked Pande to withdraw the bill who did it. "We are waiting for the appropriate suggestions from the Law Commission of India, and, the Parliamentary Standing Committee Report also has been mentioned during my reply. So, it is the fittest thing for us to wait for the Committee Report," he said.

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