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adultery law

CJI Dipak Misra exits today, leaves a rich legacy

Pathbreaking verdicts on Aadhaar, gay sex, adultery and Sabarimala to be remembered.

01 Oct 2018 4:58 AM

Husband not master of wife: Relic of past axed

The law making adultery an offence was archaic and amounted to a clear violation of the fundamental rights, they declared.

29 Sep 2018 12:36 AM

Gender justice prevails as archaic adultery law axed

It stands to reason that a consequence of jailing the man may make the offended woman’s lot worse in getting maintenance, etc.

28 Sep 2018 12:25 AM

Justice DY Chandrachud overrules father’s verdict again, quashes Adultery law

Justice Chandrachud said earlier view can't be regarded as 'correct expositio of constitutional position.

27 Sep 2018 8:01 PM

Husband not master of woman: SC strikes down Adultery law

'Any system treating women with indignity or discrimination invites wrath of the Constitution,' said SC.

27 Sep 2018 11:18 AM


SC: Adultery law arbitrary, smacks of gender bias

The bench said it would see whether the provision can stand the test of the right to equality on grounds like “discretion and manifest arbitrariness”.

03 Aug 2018 5:56 AM

Adultery must stay crime for sanctity of marriage: Government

In its reply, the Centre said if Section 497 was struck down, adulterous relations would have a freer play than now.

12 Jul 2018 1:22 AM

Adultery law deeply flawed, must be dumped

If the initial comments of judges at the admission stage are anything to go by, the response is positive.

17 Feb 2018 3:44 AM

SC takes up difficult task

It is also interesting that the petitioner pointing out this historical baggage the law suffers from should be from outside India.

10 Dec 2017 12:12 AM

Supreme Court will re-examine validity of 157-yr-old adultery law

Section 497 IPC punishes only men, treats women as victims.

09 Dec 2017 1:26 AM