POCSO Act not meant to criminalise consensual relationships of adolescents: Karnataka High Court

The Court quashed a case registered against a 21-year-old who was booked by the Bengaluru Police for marrying a minor and having a sexual relationship with her.
Karnataka HC and POCSO
Karnataka HC and POCSO

The Karnataka High Court recently remarked that the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was not meant to criminalise consensual sexual relationships between adolescents, but to protect them from sexual abuse [G Raghu Varma v. The State Of Karnataka].

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