Youth convicted of raping lover, minor`s `consent` immaterial

A youth has been convicted of raping his 14-year-old lover by a Delhi court which said though the physical relations between them were "consensual", he was guilty of the crime as the girl was a minor.

Women don`t need court endorsement for consensual sex: Renuka Chowdhary

Women above 18 can have consensual sex and do not need court endorsement for that, Congress leader Renuka Chowdhary on Friday said following a Delhi court judgement.

`Consensual sex with girl below 18 yrs no offence under POCSO`

Consensual sex with a girl, who is below 18 years of age, would not amount to an offence under the newly enacted Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, a Delhi court has said.

Man cannot be prosecuted for rape for consensual sex with major woman: SC

A man cannot be prosecuted for rape for being in a sexual relationship with his major woman friend if he intended to marry her but the wedlock could not take place due to some circustances, the Supreme Court today held.

CPI opposes proposal to lower age of consent

Opposing proposal for lowering age of consent for consensual sex from 18 to 16, CPI said it will encourage child marriage and open a pandora`s box of social anomalies like trafficking of children.

Will oppose move to lower age of consent for sex: RSS

Slamming the government move to lower the age for consensual sex, RSS on Sunday said it was socially unacceptable and it would oppose the measure.

Muslims against lower consensual sex age

Three leading Muslim groups are against the government decision to lower the age for consensual sex, saying it will be a blow to family and social values.

Raje wants debate on lowering the age of consensual sex

Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday said she wanted a debate on the Centre`s decision to lower the age of consensual sex from 18 to 16 years.

Lowering age for consensual sex will lead to more rapes: Ramdev

Baba Ramdev said the Centre`s decision to reduce the age for consensual sex from 18 to 16 years would affect the social order.

WCD against lowering age of consensual sex from 18 to 16

The proposal to lower the age of consensual sex from the present 18 years to 16 continued to be the sticking point at the meeting of GoM.

Govt proposes to lower age for consensual sex

The government has proposed to lower the age for consensual sex from 18 to 16 and reintroduce the word `rape` instead of `sexual assault`.

Haryana Congress issues notice to Goyat for his comments

Haryana Congress leader Dharambir Goyat, was issued a notice by his party seeking explanation for his "consensual sex", remarks.

CPI-M slams Haryana Cong leader for controversial rape remark

CPI(M) slammed as "utter hypocrisy" the statement by a Haryana Congress leader that 90 per cent rapes in the state were "consensual" and said the party has given licence to its leaders to "defend the indefensible".

Girl jailed for claiming rape after sex with three

A woman in Britain has been sentenced to two years in prison for falsely claiming to have been raped by three men with whom she had willingly slept during a night out.

`Raising age for consensual sex undemocratic`

The proposed law to raise the age of consent for sex from 16 years to 18 would be "undemocratic" and a "backward" step, a Delhi court has said.

Consensual sex `can lead to as many injuries as rape`

Consensual sex can cause as many vaginal injuries in women as rape, according to a new study.