JournalismPakistan.com March 08, 2013
That is unspeakable. The Indian government has recommended that the age for consensual sex should be dropped from 18 to 16 after raising it from 16 to 18 so that mere teens can now romp about without breaking the law. Thought process: kids grow up faster. So what?
To add insult to injury you have the National Committee for Protection of Children asking for the age to be dropped to 12. Who are these cretins on this committee they would want their kids in pre-teens having sex? What's 12...have they gone stark, raving mad?
This whole mess is supposedly intended to reduce rape but no one has quite understood which idiot bureaucrat, which bumbling myopic twit in government thought this was a good idea. Might as well revert to child marriages and then no one will be raped. Just skip the age part entirely and say when you are ready and you can do it, go for it, the law is on your side.
You cannot drink till you are 21, you can’t get married till you are 18, you can’t drive till that age but you can jump between the sheets. Sure, then you can commit crimes till you are 18 as a juvenile.
For sheer, rampant, mind-blowing stupidity this decision is difficult to beat. You up the age and you catch the creepy crawlies who assault or molest women, you don’t ease up on the limits of the license to encourage more promiscuous sex in a nation with a high HIV rate and low knowledge of how sex works.
Imagine the message they are sending….the ramifications are horrid. More abortions, more STDS, more grief, more infanticides, need I go on.
Would you let your 12 or even 16 year old have sex? Would the committee members be happy if their grandchildren said, no cartoons, I am off to have a fling. More valid, would he or she even know what consensual means and can you actually label it consensual when you have just hit puberty.
Someone has to tell the Indian people who these imbeciles are that thought up this horrendous ‘solution’ and what was the thinking behind it. Just to hear about it makes the blood boil and enrages common sense.
What did they do, sit there in committee and say, you know what, if we legally allow them to ‘screw’ each other at a younger age then the boys won’t go about raping women, they can take them to bed instead.
Has anyone ever heard of anything more astoundingly moronic than this?
Don't just sit there and let it pour over you like custard, you dummy, you have kids, too...and if they are 11, watch it!!!!
Uh oh I meant 15, unless the NCPC wins the day.
(The writer is a Senior Editorial Advisor of Khaleej Times and the paper’s former Editor. He has also been the Editor of Gulf News, Gulf Today, Emirates Today and Bahrain Tribune)
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