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section 497

AA Edit | Let society evolve; resist return of regressive laws

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has time and again spoken about getting rid of the colonial laws

16 Nov 2023 12:00 AM

A will of their own

The law, which held a patriarchal control over a woman’s body, also raised the questions on the dignity of women.

03 Oct 2018 12:04 AM

Again, judge overrules his father’s judgment

Justice Chandrachud affirmed individual dignity and sexual autonomy, in stark contrast with the moral conservatism echoed by his father.

28 Sep 2018 5:16 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

Centre opposes plea seeking to make women liable under offence of adultery

Centre said Section 497 was enacted to safeguard sanctity of marriage and diluting it would be detrimental to matrimonial bond.

11 Jul 2018 4:39 PM