Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (amended) states that a man is said to have committed rape, if he does any of the intrusive sexual acts as enlisted in Section 375, with a girl below 18 years of age, with or without her consent. However, Exception 2 of the same Section provides that <em>sexual intercourse by a man with his own wife, the wife not being under fifteen years of age, is <strong>not</strong> rape!</em>
Ria Dalwani writes articles focussing on contemporary legal issues, legal developments and corporate law. She believes that the law is powerful, the law is evolving and if devised correctly, the law can stir a revolution of change.
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