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The Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015
     
 
FORMS OF PROHIBITED VIOLENCE
EXPLANATION
SANCTIONS A JUDGE MAY ORDER
RAPE

A person is said to commit rape if he or she intentionally penetrates the vagina, anus or mouth of another man or woman, with any other part of his or her body or anything else without the person’s consent.

Someone who was forced into a sexual act or threatened, intimidated, or who feared harm if he or she resisted, is considered as not having consented to that act.

There is no consent either if the perpetrator used dishonest schemes to mislead the victim on the nature of the act, or if he or she used a substance to make his or her victim unable to resist.

In the case of a married person, consent is considered missing if the perpetrator impersonated the victim’s spouse.
Imprisonment for life