Adultery no longer a crime but holds ground for divorce:SC
Beeps By | Sep 27 2018

Scrapping the 158yrs old IPC sec 497 that penalises adultery, the SC ruled that the law was arbitrary. “Without a shadow of doubt”, it can still be grounds for divorce, it added. The CJI Dipak Misra observed that “Any provision treating woman with inequality is not constitutional.”  Mere adultery can't be crime unless something is added, SC said.

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