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Thursday, October 12, 2017

"India Supreme Court rules sex with minor bride is rape"

From Jurist:

The Supreme Court of India [official website] ruled [judgment, PDF] Wednesday that sexual intercourse with a girl who is under the age of 18 is rape regardless of the marital status of the girl.

Section 375 of the India Penal Code specifies that intercourse with someone under the age of 18 is considered rape. However, Exception 2 to section states that a husband can have intercourse with a girl between the ages of 15 and 18 if he is married to the girl, whether intercourse is consensual or not.

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Comments

Good improvement. In China, any intercourse with a girl under the age of 14 is non-exceptionally considered as serious rape.

Posted by: Marcus Kao | Oct 13, 2017 8:56:28 AM

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