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Govt is okay with consensual sex at 16

DNMUM270926 | 3/6/2013 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :253 | India



New Delhi: The government has proposed to lower the age for consensual sex from 18 to 16. It has also sought the reintroduction of the word "rape" as a replacement for "sexual assault" in the new Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill. The draft of the bill has been readied by the government to replace the recently-promulgated criminal law amendment ordinance.
Official sources said the Union Cabinet is expected to discuss the draft of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2013 in its next meeting.
The changes are in line with the recommendations of the Justice Verma panel. However, the draft bill does not include marital rape as recommended by the panel.
The proposed bill incorporates most of the clauses which are p
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