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Sex With Wife Below 18 Age Is A Rape, Says Supreme Court

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As per The Indian Penal Code or IPC defines sex with a girl below 18 – with or without her consent – as a crime. However, an exception is made if the girl is his wife and not below 15.

The court today ruled that the exception is illegal and urged the government to prevent mass child marriages.

The judges made it clear that “If a man has sexual intercourse with a wife who is below 18 years, it is an offence. The minor wife can complain against the husband within one year,” said the court, declaring that lowering the legal age for sex to 15 if the girl is married is unconstitutional.

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