Gender issues

A blow for child rights

Print edition : November 10, 2017

A seven-year-old bride, after her wedding, waits in a truck to leave for her in-laws’ place at Biaora, about 135 km from Bhopal. A file picture. Photo: AP

The Supreme Court rules that sex with a minor wife, despite consent, is rape, but activists call for a more realistic perspective to prevent child marriages and also to uphold the rights of young couples.
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