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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Regressive Indeed! 2012-05-15 10:29
The Bill seeks to RAISE the age of consent from 16 to 18 and not LOWER it from 18 to 16, which is why it was termed regressive.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Prachishrivastava 2012-05-15 14:57
Right you are!

That was a careless error. Has now been corrected.

Thank you for pointing out.

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Prachi
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