The BJP’s IT cell in charge, Amit Malviya, has left many stumped with his take on marital rape, and how it can be compared with homosexuality.

He mixed the two together and tweeted this:

So, he is equating the demand of an individual’s right to choose a partner (homosexuality) to that of an individual’s right in marriage (a law against marital rape). Nor surprisingly, he received a severe backlash from Twitteratti, with some even questioning his education and accusing him of having an Islamist mindset.

A few days ago, Minister for Women & Child Development Maneka Gandhi, in a written reply in Parliament to a question on whether the government is planning to criminalise marital rape, said: “It is considered that the concept of marital rape, as understood internationally, cannot be suitably applied in the Indian context due to various factors like level of education/illiteracy, poverty”. 

However, even after facing so much backlash, Malviya was still unfazed and tweeted this in the evening: