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Child Marriage and the Marital Rape Exception in the IPC

Independent Thought vs. Union of India

Case Description

The case challenges Exception 2 to Section 375 of the IPC to the extent that it permits forced sexual intercourse within marriage by a husband with a minor wife between the ages of 15-18, as the same is violative of Articles 14,15 and 21 of the Constitution.

Issues

Whether the Exception 2 to Section 375 which provides a considerably lower age of consent for married girls violates Article

Latest hearing
11.10.2017

Child Marriage & the Marital Rape Exception in IPC : Judgement delivered

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Case Description

This case will decide if Delhi is a Union Territory where Lt. Governor can act independently of Chief Minister or a Special State where Lt. Governor is bound by the advice of Chief Minister. It also raises constitutional questions about legislative federalism between Centre and Delhi.

Latest hearing
21.11.2017

Mr Shekhar Naphade begins and concludes arguments. Mr Maninder Singh, Additional Solicitor General for the Union of India, commences arguments.

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On 23.11.2017, Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh appearing on behalf of the Union of India commenced his arguments before the

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Dipak Misra

Term

10th Oct 2011 - 2nd Oct 2018


Justice Dipak Misra hails from the state of Odisha. He enrolled as an Advocate in 1977 and practiced Constitutional, Civil,

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