Q. Conjugal Rights was sometimes seen in news. Which of the following correctly explains this right?

[A] This is the right granted to undertrial persons.

[B] This is the right granted to a vaccine manufacturer to provide immunity from vaccine impacts.

[C] This is the right created by marriage such as right of the husband or the wife to the society of the other spouse.

[D] This is the right granted to persons arrested under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA)

Answer: C
Notes:

The Supreme Court (SC) is going to hear a fresh challenge to the provision allowing restitution (recovery) of conjugal rights under Hindu personal laws (Hindu Marriage act 1955). 

Conjugal Rights: 

  • Conjugal rights are rights created by marriage, i.e. right of the husband or the wife to the society of the other spouse. 
  • Section 9 of the Hindu Marriage Act recognises one aspect of conjugal rights — the right to consortium and protects it by allowing a spouse to move court to enforce the right. 
  • Similar provisions exist in Muslim personal law as well as the Divorce Act, 1869, which governs Christian family law. 

Source: The Indian Express