AGE OF CONSENT

  • Madras High Court initiates debate: Should marriageable age for girls be raised to 21? October 9, 2014

    The Madras High Court on Wednesday stressed upon the need to make amendments to the marriage law asking why men and women were governed by separate rules. The court said that the girls' age of consent to marriage should also be raised to 21. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the...
  • Bangalore residents favour raising girls' age of consent for marriage to 21 October 9, 2014

    Bangalore residents favour raising girls' age of consent for marriage to 21. "There should be no discrimination between boys and girls. Age should be raised to 21," says a resident. ...
  • Girls' age of consent for marriage should be raised to 21, say Delhi residents October 9, 2014

    The Madras High Court on Wednesday stressed upon the need to make amendments to the marriage law asking why men and women were governed by separate rules. "21 age bar is totally acceptable," said a Delhi resident. ...
  • Girls' age of consent for marriage should be raised to 21: Madras HC October 8, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday stressed upon the need to make amendments to the marriage law asking why men and women were governed by separate rules. "Why a different age limit has been set aside for men and women for marriage?" the court asked. The court said that the girls'...
  • Anti-rape Bill tabled in Lok Sabha, BJP to support the government March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The new anti-rape Bill, which seeks to hand down stringent punishment for crimes against women, has finally been tabled in Parliament. The Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the main opposition party BJP earlier said that it would support...
  • Anti-rape Bill to be tabled in Lok Sabha today March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The proposed anti-rape bill which seeks to hand down stringent punishment for crimes against women, including rape and acid attack will be tabled in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Taking a U-turn from its initial stance, the Cabinet on Monday decided to raise the age of consensual sex back...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 18, 2013

    The Cabinet on Monday decided to raise the age of consensual sex back to 18 years, after various political parties spoke against the move of reducing it. It has also diluted the clauses on voyeurism and stalking in the Bill, which is now expected to be tabled in the Lok...
  • Cabinet drops disputed clauses in anti-rape Bill March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Monday decided to raise the age of consensual sex back to 18 years, after various political parties spoke against the move of reducing it. It has also diluted the clauses on voyeurism and stalking in the Bill, which is now expected to be tabled in...
  • Cabinet raises age of consent to 18, anti-rape Bill in LS on Tuesday March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet at its meeting in the evening on Monday agreed to raise the age of consent to 18. The new legislation was cleared after the Cabinet failed to achieve consensus on the anti-rape bill at the two all-party meetings held on Monday. Emerging from the meeting, Parliamentary...
  • Lowering age of consent will lead to teenage pregnancies: SAD March 18, 2013

    The new anti-rape Bill will be taken up by the Union Cabinet Monday evening after it failed to achieve consensus at two all-party meetings. Sources told CNN-IBN that the key sticking point of lowering the age of consent for sex may have been solved with the government agreeing to keep...
  • Anti-rape Bill to be introduced in Lok Sabha tomorrow March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: With the contentious issue of age of consent remaining inconclusive, the anti-rape Bill will be introduced in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The age of consent will also be decided in the House. There has been sharp opposition over lowering the age of consent from 18 years to 16...
  • Anti-rape law: BJP against lowering age of consent, say sources March 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday said it favours a strong anti-rape law but has certain reservations on some of the clauses in the Bill cleared by the Cabinet and will voice them in the all-party meeting here on March 18. "BJP agrees with most issues stated in...
  • Lowering age for consensual sex will lead to more rapes: Ramdev March 15, 2013

    Indore: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Thursday said the Centre's decision to reduce the age for consensual sex from 18 to 16 years would affect the social order and increase rape cases in the country. Sex at 16 was not right for a person either physically or psychologically, Ramdev said while...
  • Cabinet clears the final draft of the anti-rape Bill March 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The final draft of the anti-rape Bill, which proposes stringent punishment for rape, acid attack, stalking and voyeurism besides reducing the age of consent for sex to 16 years from 18, was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Thursday evening. "Anti-rape Bill has been cleared. All recommendations of...
  • India talks: 'Reducing the age of consent may create problems' March 14, 2013

    Residents of Chennai say reducing age of consent may create problems. They are also demanding harsher punishments for rapists in the anti-rape Bill. ...
  • Govt to reduce age of consent for sex from 18 to 16, say sources March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The government is reportedly finalising the changes to the Criminal Law Amendment Bill and sources say that it has decided to lower the age of consent for sex from 18 years to 16 years. Also, acid attack and stalking will be considered sexual crimes, the sources said. Sources...
  • Sex at 16, marry at 18: Big Indian adulthood debate February 8, 2008

    New Delhi: The Law Commission has come out with a new recommendation that an 18yearold boy or man should be allowed to marry. Eighteen is generally considered the age to enjoy and have fun, the age when you are still in your teens, not quite a child, not fully...