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Domestic abuse is even more widespread, affecting 40% of married women between the ages of 15 and 49, and 70% of child brides, according to government statistics cited by Reuters.A woman is fighting for her life in hospital after her estranged husband allegedly poured acid on her genitals because she refused to have sex with him.The study, the first to break down India's census data on child marriage, found that nearly one in four girls in rural areas and one in five in urban areas married before 18.Despite efforts to empower girls and women and toughen penalties, India is among the top 10 countries with the highest rates of child marriage, along with Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinea, Niger and South Sudan.Men both above and below the legal age may marry child brides.India's 2011 census showed child marriage had declined marginally from a decade earlier, but more than five million girls were still married before the legal age of 18.The ruling was praised by rights advocates, who noted it coincided with International Day of the Girl Child on Oct. “The judgment is a step forward in protecting girls from abuse and exploitation, irrespective of their marital status,” Divya Srinivasan of gender-equality group Equality Now told Reuters.
Mr Singh learned about the incident from neighbours who rang him up after seeing the extent of her injuries.
(AFP/Getty Images) India's top court on Wednesday ruled that a man is committing rape if he engages in sexual intercourse with his wife who is aged between 15 and 18, a landmark decision that will affect millions of child brides. The law regards even consensual sex with a woman under 16 as rape, but an exception had been made for intercourse between a man and his wife who is between 15 and 18.
Marital rape is not a crime in India, where the government has said criminalizing marital rape could destabilize marriages and make men vulnerable to harassment by their wives.
The couple had been married for seven years and had two children together but were estranged.
The injured woman's father, Kedar Singh, claims that Mr Pal beat his daughter up in her home and then poured a chemical, believed to be acid, on her genital area.