Modification in marital rape law given by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of INDIA.
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The most basic question for the hon’ble Supreme Court is: How can a girl between 15 to 18 years of age be a legal wife of a man in India?
The hon’ble highest judicial authority of India too has now started giving its decisions with twist and turns which leave us question our sanity. Recently the hon’ble Supreme Court has added an exception under section 375 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that says: “the intercourse or sexual act by a man with his wife, not below 15 years, is not a rape”. Now, from where the hon’ble Supreme Court has got this number 15 in the law? Let us digest the fact that a man, according to the legal marital age, can have intercourse with his wife above the age of 18 but how a girl of age 15, who has just attained puberty and not at all prepared to have any sexual experience, can get harassed by a man just because she is married to him.
Along with this, in the same IPC section it is stated that “it is a ‘rape’ if it is with or without her consent when she is under 16 years of age”. How can you put these two contradictory statements in a single IPC section! Not only this, how can anyone digest the age of 15? It is not just a number but is a question of someone’s dignity and life.
The hon’ble Supreme Court has cunningly approved child marriage. We the Indians are fooled to follow a law that agrees to the fact that the marital age of a girl is 18 AND on the top of that her marital “RAPE” age is 15.
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