[Breaking] Child Marital Rape: Supreme Court reads down Exception 2 to Section 375

Child marital rape

In the Child Marital Rape matter, the Supreme Court today ruled that Exception 2 to Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, as it stands, is arbitrary and violative of Articles 14, 15 and 21 and not in consonance with the POCSO Act.

A Bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta proceeded to read down the lower age prescribed under the said exception from 15 to 18.

Thus, sexual intercourse between a man and his . . .

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