Consensual sex at 16 will increase rapes

on Mar 07, 2013 , 11:05 am
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As per the new anti-age law, government has proposed to lower the age for consensual sex from 18 to 16. I think this is sheer non-sense and reducing this age would only lead to more sexual crimes, as a lot of rape cases would hide behind this amended law.

Also, there's no point in changing the laws unless the punishment becomes stricter. What's your view on this?
Amit Kumar Koshta
I suppose it matters little to a rapist whether he is raping a 16 year old or 18, this move would provide more freedom to Indian youth which is already subverted by age old systems, notions and stigmas. To prevent rape we need better enforcement of existing laws, prudent judiciary and gender sensitive and free uninfluenced police, age of victim(specially such a little window) has no impact on these.
on Mar 08, 2013 , 12:51 pm
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Shaktisarathi Giri
Yeah its ok if both the party want to do it but punishment for rape cases should be the same for the age 16 as it is now for above age 18 .They should not be treated as juvenile while considering the rape cases.
on Mar 08, 2013 , 09:46 am
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Arorav
Such rules are for paper only. When two people engage in sex they do not check the age first. Then with new trend of sex buddy who indulge in casual sex such rules are immaterial. If such laws are to reduce rape and sexual attack on women then change thinking, educate and guide them about sex and its pros and cons.
on Mar 08, 2013 , 05:50 am
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Shashikanth Balepura
Do u believe that somebody is taking government permission to have sex, today's youth are more knowledgeable than anybody, no fear, no remorse of any kind, sex has become like mobile phone, today u like some handset, use it throw it, buy a new one, law is not for today's youth. Today's youth should change, no parent, no government can change them, they need to understand their responsibility in the society they live in, elders can only can guide, but everybody know what today's youth prefers.
on Mar 07, 2013 , 09:56 pm
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Arnab
So what if the govn doesnt allow people to have sex at 16, do you think they wont have it? I say applying rule on sex is stupidity at its height itself.
on Mar 07, 2013 , 09:20 pm
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Baljit Mall
the people who r@pe don t ask the girl her age neither men who r is a teenegar most of them r between 25-30 nothing will change with rule
on Mar 07, 2013 , 04:52 pm
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Anjum Seth replies to Baljit Mall
@Baljit: Very valid point. Rapists give a damn about the age and would continue to satisfy their sexual urge by means of such crimes. So nothing like consensual sex can keep a check on this
on Mar 07, 2013 , 05:07 pm
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Srinivasa Rao
I agree.
on Mar 07, 2013 , 03:54 pm
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Luv Sam
Instead of Making Consensual Sex @ 16 the Govt has to strict the Law for Rapes, the Death Sentence to be awarded within 1 Month & it has to begin with Delhi Rape, Our Judiciary is taking so much time thats the reason the Rape cases are increasing if they awarded death sentence to Delhi case it will stop to some extent.
on Mar 07, 2013 , 01:54 pm
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A V Subramanya
According to some survey, maximum rapes take place between known partners and the girl complains of rape only when the boy ditches her. Rape cannot take place in public. It has to be in private. Today's children know more than their parents. Yes I do agree, make the law more stringent and implement the sex education in the school.
on Mar 07, 2013 , 12:14 pm
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Mirza Mashkur Hussain
Does it make sense to lower the age this is just a license to sexual activities which spoils the upbringing of the child, while at this age in urban or rural India children are on the verge of carrier development in educational fields. Through this it gives legal distraction to spoil once future.
on Mar 07, 2013 , 12:09 pm
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Ekta Talwar replies to Mirza Mashkur Hussain
Absolutely, by lowering the age of consensual sex to 16, government in a way is provoking men to indulge in more sexual crimes. I think sex education is the only way we can teach our youngsters to take some measures to prevent crime against women
on Mar 07, 2013 , 05:11 pm
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