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Medical Jurisprudence

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Minimum age for marriage for a girl is: (LQ)



A 15 years
B 16 years

C 18 years
D 21 years

Ans. C
18 years

(The minimum age for marriage for Girls is 18 years and for Boys is 21 years (child marriage restraint Act, 1978).

Importance of various ages:-

a. 10 yrs- Kidnapping. 14 yrs- Employment (cannot work).

b. 15 yrs- rape with own wife.

c. 16 yrs- rape with any woman (Sec. 375 IPC).

d. 18 yrs- attains majority, Juvenile (<18 yrs, Juvenile Justice Act, 1986), Prostitution (Sec. 366A).

e. 21 yrs- majority if under guardianship of court, prostitution by females imported into India.)

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