Despite the conservative nature of Indian society where premarital sex is frowned upon, the statistics tell a different story. Photo: AFP
Despite the conservative nature of Indian society where premarital sex is frowned upon, the statistics tell a different story. Photo: AFP
India

India’s age of consent criminalises ‘puppy love’, say defenders of teen sex

  • India in 2012 raised the age of consent from 16 to 18 to protect youth from sexual exploitation but activists say it has criminalised young couples
  • Despite the conservative nature of Indian society where premarital sex is frowned upon, statistics tell a different story

Despite the conservative nature of Indian society where premarital sex is frowned upon, the statistics tell a different story. Photo: AFP
Despite the conservative nature of Indian society where premarital sex is frowned upon, the statistics tell a different story. Photo: AFP
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