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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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Hadiya Marriage Case

Shafin Jahan vs. Ashokan K.M.

Case Description

This case will decide if Court has authority to annul marriage of an adult on suspicion of 'forced' consent.

Latest hearing
22.02.2018

Bench clarified that it will not investigate Hadiya’s marriage and restrict examination to terror angle

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On 6.02.2018, the 5 Judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan continued hearing

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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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