Description : Speak out India is a NewsX special show which focuses on the main news event of the day and ask a question related to the news. The centre's proposal for raising the age of consent for sex from 16 to 18 years would be "regressive" and "draconian" as it would remain a penal offence, a Delhi court has said. The court opined that keeping in view the change in social attitude and sensibilities, exceptions should bemade while deciding the age of consent for sex as in rural parts of the country marriages are solemnised at an early age. Additional sessions judge Kamini Lau made the remarks, while referring to the conditions in western countries where there are adequate safeguards for protection against sexual offences. The question we are asking today is what is the govt trying to achieve, whatever it is, can it be achieved in this fashion? What are young people saying? What are relgious groups saying? India comments and shares it's view only at this NewsX special show speak out India.
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