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Other Decisions Decision WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO. 382 OF 2013 (11/10/2017)

Authority: Supreme Court (India)

Date: 10/11/2017

Subject: The decision of the Supreme Court of India, reinterpreted the norms of Exception 2 to Section 375 of the Criminal Code, where they did not classify as rape intercourses with a girl aged between 15 and 18 years old, aside from the consent or not of the girl, if she had them with her husband, limiting their scope to adult wives (over 18 years old)

Parties: Independent Thought v. Union of India and Anr.

Original language: English

Classification: Dignity - Art. 1 Human dignity - Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination - Art. 24 Children’s rights

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