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Age of Consent
The age at which a person may marry without parental approval. The age at which a female is legally capable of agreeing to sexual intercourse, so that a male who engages in sex with her cannot be prosecuted for Statutory Rape.
A person below the age of consent is sometimes called an infant or minor.
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The Union Cabinet earlier on Monday approved the amendments to the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 keeping the age of consent for sex
to 18 instead of 16.
Lowering the age of consent for sex
would be a disaster
CHANNEL 4 is to suggest that the age of consent for sex
be lowered to 14.
She said: "Shaw asked me to provide him with a girl who was under the age of consent for sex
THE age of consent for sex
should be lowered to 13 years old in a bid to end the "persecution of old men" in the wake of the Savile sex abuse scandal, a leading barrister has argued.
The group campaigned for the age of consent for sex
between homosexual men to be decreased from 21 to 16 in line with the age for heterosexuals.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Samajwadi Party and other parties demanded that the age of consent for sex
be 18 years and not 16 as mentioned in the ordinance.