Stunning choice for the government of a third world country with a largely under-nourished population of
1.2 billion and growing.
What next? Ban contraception because the Vatican frowns on it?
Or lower the age of "consent" to
9 - in conformance with certain scriptures and in emulation of certain countries in West Asia?
This is rather too "liberal" even by "progressive" western standards. Even fundamentalist
American evangelicals advocate
"abstinence", on paper.
16 is an age when children should be pursuing their education, not procreating.
This is a deliberate assault on
national character intended to destroy what little moral fiber remains.
The government has proposed to lower the age for consensual sex from 18 to 16 and reintroduce the word 'rape' instead of 'sexual assault' in the new criminal law amendment bill.