Sexual intercourse with a minor wife is rape, says Supreme Court in landmark judgment

The Supreme Court has made a sensational announcement on Wednesday that sex with a minor wife is as rape. In such cases it is clear that exclusion of married girls between the ages of 15 and 18 is not a matter of principle.

According to IPC, If a person commits a sexual act with a girl below 18 years of age. Even girls is interested in that, it is considered a crime. But the girl is his wife and she is exempted from the law for more than 15 years.

In the context, the NGO filed a petition in the Supreme Court opposing this exclusion. The petition stated that sexual acts with married minors are not right. It has been questioned that, when child marriage is illegal, how she is exempted from the law when she was sexually abused in the name of marriage.

The court has inquiry on the case and announced its verdict over the case today. The court has made it clear that it is unconstitutional to exclude sexual harassment is not crime from women between the ages of 15 to 18. Sexual intercourse with minors means that it is a rape and should be considered as criminal.

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