SC declares J&K penal law making adultery an offence as unconstitutional

Referring to the judgement delivered by the Constitution bench, the apex court said that section 497 of the RPC was violative of Part III of the Constitution of India.

published on : 9th August 2019

What if a govt servant engages in adultery?

TN Info Commission seeks clarification on SC’s decriminalisation of IPC Section 497.

published on : 14th July 2019

Bengaluru cab driver ends life after wife elopes with another man

The victim's parents who found his body alerted police who have filed a case of abetment to suicide against his wife and others.

published on : 1st July 2019

13 per cent Indian women admit to cheating on spouses in survey

Of the 5 lakh Indian dating app users, 20 per cent men and 13 per cent women admitted of cheating on their spouses.

published on : 23rd April 2019

LGBT communities flee Brunei over hardline sharia laws

The tough punishments, which also include amputation of a hand and foot for theft, will come into force Wednesday when a new penal code is fully implemented after years of delays.

published on : 2nd April 2019

Brunei set to adopt Sharia law, adulterers and homosexuals to be stoned to death

Human rights groups were quick to express horror at the penal code, which also provides for amputation as a punishment for theft.

published on : 28th March 2019

Adultery law unconstitutional, denudes woman of sexual autonomy: Justice Chandrachud

Chandrachud said that sexuality of a woman, which was a definitive expression of identity, was part of her inviolable core and neither the state, nor the institution of marriage could disparage it.

published on : 27th September 2018

SC verdict on adultery will give license to people to have illegitimate relationships: Activists

Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal said decriminalising adultery completely is just going to add to the pain of women in the country.

published on : 27th September 2018

SC's adultery verdict strong, progressive on gender equality: Women lawyers

Senior advocate Rebecca John and lawyers Aishwarya Bhati and Menaka Guruswamy, termed as correct the apex court's observation that the adultery law dented the individuality of women.

published on : 27th September 2018

Adultery law verdict: Here are top 7 takeaways from the SC judgement

The Supreme Court struck down the adultery law, saying it was unconstitutional. Here are the top 7 takeaways from the judgement.

published on : 27th September 2018

Supreme Court verdict on adultery welcomed by lawyers, activists

A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra was unanimous in striking down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code dealing with the offence of adultery.

published on : 27th September 2018

Supreme Court decriminalises adultery, says husband not master of wife

CJI, who wrote the judgement for himself and Justice Khanwilkar, said adultery dents the individuality of women and it is not a crime in countries like China, Japan and Australia.

published on : 27th September 2018