Upendra Tiwari explained why he made such a comment - 'There were many instances of people making rape allegations after being in a live-in relationship for few years'.
The comments of the Minister arrived when the murder of a two-year-old girl in Aligarh made headlines. However, Cops ruled out the possibility of rape in this case.
In India, Rape is among the Top 5 Crimes against Women. Majority of the Accused in the rape cases are friends- co-workers- neighbours- relatives and persons who are well-known to the Victims. Marital Rape isn't a criminal offence in India.