10, 2015) On September 1, 2015, the Regent of Purwakarta, a region in West Java Province, Indonesia, announced a new regulation that limits the hours in which unmarried couples may date. will be enforced, Regent Dedi Mulyadi stated, by routine raids carried out by local security officers. (No Dating After 9: Purwakarta Regent, JAKARTA POST (Sept.
1, 2015).) According to one report, the rule will apply only to those under the age of 17 and will come into force on October 1.
Actions, such as struggling and trying to leave, show that you do not consent.
The police will not charge you with assault if the force you use is reasonable.
The minimum age can vary from state to state and can depend on whether the kids have their parents’ permission to get hitched.(Indonesian Politician Threatens Ban on Teen Dating After Dark, YAHOO FINANCE (Sept.3, 2015).) Mulyadi described the enforcement procedure, stating, “[t]hose who violate the rules will be summoned by the village cultural council for counselling. If they break the rules three times, the village council may ask for the parents to marry them.” (Id.) It should be noted, however, that Indonesian law sets the minimum age for marriage at 19 for men and 16 for women; it requires those under the age of 21 to have parental permission to marry.(Indonesian Politician Threatens Ban on Teen Dating After Dark, supra.) He added that the rule would reduce the number of underage drivers riding motorcycles without licenses.(Id.) The new rule was announced to the council heads of the 193 sub-districts within Purwakarta.