Adultery not a crime, but ground for divorce says Supreme Court


adulteryNew Delhi, Sep 27: The Supreme Court has struck down adultery as an offence under Section 497 of IPC, which punished a married man only for having consensual sexual relation with a married woman without consent or connivance of her husband. The court observed that adultery as a criminal offence under Section 497 is absolutely, manifestly and arbitrary. The court also said that it affects the subordination of a woman and affects right to life.

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Author: Vicky Nanjappa

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