Consent of a minor

Last updated on Apr 8, 2022

Sex with a girl who is below eighteen years of age (a minor) is considered as rape, even if the girl consents to have sex.1 For example, if a man has sex with a seventeen year-old girl, it is considered as rape, even if the girl agrees to have sex.

  1. Description 6, Section 375, Indian Penal Code, 1860.[]

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