TGK Reddi Sir, yes I know, the law has certain open and very vague definition of consent in the matters of rape. The interpretation of word consent is so twisted that refusal to marry, failed live in relationship, failed deal vis a vis consensual relationship, all are chargeable rapes depending on how the girl puts it. Ideally consent should be determined depending on the mental stage at the time of act. After enjoying a fruitful relationship for months or years, if the boy says no to marriage because of any reason whatsoever, the girl goes to police and says he raped me under the promise of marriage. This is no rape, but this is taken as rape to start with.