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Indian Law on Child’s ‘Legal’ Age

There are several inconsistencies in Indian law, regarding the definition of a child and the actual scope of child rights. As per criminal law in India, a child is a minor who is below the age of 18 years. The Age of Majority Act 1875 stipulates that an Indian citizen shall attain adulthood, only on attaining the age of 18 years, unless otherwise suggested by any personal law. This Act intends to bring uniformity in the applicability of various Indian laws to people of different religions.