The Indian Penal Code (IPC) does not contain any specific provision against incest and also there is no Law to supports Incest Relationship, but there are general provisions relating to sexual abuse of children by their custodian, such as a parent or teacher.In Malaysia, it is incest to have sexual intercourse with a person who under the law, religion, custom or usage that applies to the person he or she is not permitted to marry on account of their relationship.In Zimbabwe, most forms of incest are illegal and an offender is currently liable to a fine up to or exceeding level fourteen (about US00) or imprisonment for a period not exceeding five years or both.
Consanguinity (but not affinity) relationships may be summarized as follows: Most laws regarding prohibited degree of kinship concern relations of r = 25% or higher, while most permit unions of individuals with r = 12.5% or lower.
In 24 states of the United States, cousin marriages are prohibited.
sexual activity between family members or close relatives) vary considerably between jurisdictions, and depend on the type of sexual activity and the nature of the family relationship of the parties involved, as well as the age and sex of the parties.
Besides legal prohibitions, at least some forms of incest are also socially taboo or frowned upon in most cultures around the world.
The law makes an assumption that a female below the age of 16 has no ability to consent to sexual intercourse, therefore a female below 16 cannot commit incest.
According to Macau's civil code, people in direct line kinship or in the second degree of collateral kinship cannot marry each other.
Brazilian law never held marriages between double first cousins as a reason for invalidity, even though those have a consanguinity as strong as that of half-siblings, and those, as other first cousins, are not asked health checks to marry, doing so in the same way as non-related people.
Also legally treated much like non-related people are stepsiblings, while those who are stepsiblings and half-siblings (that is, those who have a half-sibling who is also child of a latter married spouse of one's parent) are treated like half-siblings who are not stepsiblings, being demanded health checks before marrying.
Under Canadian federal law, incest is defined as having a sexual relationship with a sibling (including half-sibling), child/parent or grandchild/grandparent, requiring knowledge of the existence of the blood relationship. A person who commits incest with someone under the age of 16 is liable to a minimum imprisonment of five years.
Laws regarding incest in the United States vary widely between jurisdictions regarding both the definition of the offense and penalties for its commission. In the United States, the District of Columbia and every state and inhabited territory have some form of codified incest prohibition.
Incest laws may involve restrictions on marriage rights, which also vary between jurisdictions.