Adultery No Longer a Criminal Offence in India
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed adultery as a criminal offence in India.A Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra declared by unanimity Section 497 in the Indian Penal Code as unconstitutional and being violative of gender equality. The court underlined that Section 497 treats women as properties of their husbands and is hence manifestly...
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