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.
TN Info Commission seeks clarification on SC’s decriminalisation of IPC Section 497.
The victim's parents who found his body alerted police who have filed a case of abetment to suicide against his wife and others.
Of the 5 lakh Indian dating app users, 20 per cent men and 13 per cent women admitted of cheating on their spouses.
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.
Human rights groups were quick to express horror at the penal code, which also provides for amputation as a punishment for theft.
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.
Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal said decriminalising adultery completely is just going to add to the pain of women in the country.
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.
The Supreme Court struck down the adultery law, saying it was unconstitutional. Here are the top 7 takeaways from the judgement.
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.
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.