Why call it rape if teenagers elope willingly, asks special court


The convict in the case was released on the jail term already undergone by him as an undertrial.

Stating that the court was "powerless" as long as it was not given the discretion to adjudge the girl's consent in individual cases, ASJ Bhat said the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act would "be a great disservice to the nation as it will open floodgates for unwarranted criminal prosecution of young boys".

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