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'Adultery Law' - 16 News Result(s)

  • Adultery Can Be Result, May Not Be Cause Of Unhappy Marriage: Top Court

    Adultery Can Be Result, May Not Be Cause Of Unhappy Marriage: Top Court

    The Supreme Court, while striking down the law on adultery on Thursday, said that treating it as an offence would tantamount to punishing people who are unhappy in marital relationships.

  • Adultery Law Strips Woman Of Sexual Autonomy: Justice Chandrachud

    Adultery Law Strips Woman Of Sexual Autonomy: Justice Chandrachud

    The colonial-era law criminalising adultery strips women of their "sexual autonomy" and treats them as a "chattel" and "property" of their husbands, the Supreme Court ruled today while holding the provision as unconstitutional.

  • Cop Locked In Bedroom By Angry Husband In Rare Case Of Jail For Adultery

    Cop Locked In Bedroom By Angry Husband In Rare Case Of Jail For Adultery

    Adultery is no longer a crime, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, declaring a colonial-era law that punished the offence with jail time unconstitutional and discriminatory against women. The more than century-old adultery law prescribed that any man who slept with a married woman without her husband's permission had committed adultery, a crime ca...

  • Delhi Women Panel Chief Trolled For Calling Adultery Verdict "Anti-Women"

    Delhi Women Panel Chief Trolled For Calling Adultery Verdict "Anti-Women"

    Delhi Women Panel Chief Swati Maliwal was brutally trolled on Twitter today for calling Supreme Court's verdict scrapping the adultery law as "anti-women". The top court today said adultery is no longer a crime, junking a 158-year law that punished a man for an affair but not the woman, treating her as her husband's "property".

  • Supreme Court Strikes Down Adultery Law. Here's The Chronology Of Case

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Adultery Law.  Here's The Chronology Of Case

    Adultery is no longer a crime in India though "without a shadow of doubt" can be grounds for divorce, the Supreme Court.

  • In Adultery Case, Chandrachud vs Chandrachud: Son Overrrules Father Again

    In Adultery Case, Chandrachud vs Chandrachud: Son Overrrules Father Again

    As the century-old adultery law was scrapped by five most senior Supreme Court judges today, it became the second instance of Chandrachud vs Chandrachud or father vs son. Justice DY Chandrachud was among the five judges who called Section 497, the law that punishes men and not women for adultery, unconstitutional and scrapped it.

  • Activists Welcome Supreme Court's Verdict On Adultery Law

    Activists Welcome Supreme Court's Verdict On Adultery Law

    The Supreme Court verdict declaring that adultery is not a crime has been widely welcomed by several lawyers and activists who said it was antiquated colonial era law that treated women as properties of their husbands.

  • "Matter Of Privacy": Key Points In Supreme Court's Adultery Ruling

    "Matter Of Privacy": Key Points In Supreme Court's Adultery Ruling

    Adultery is not a crime anymore in India, but it can be grounds for divorce, the Supreme Court said today. In past hearings, the Supreme Court had asked the centre how the 158-year-old law preserved the sanctity of marriage when the extramarital affair becomes non-punishable if the woman's husband stands by her. The government has defended the law,...

  • "Women Treated As Husband's Property": Top Court Strikes Down Adultery Law

    "Women Treated As Husband's Property": Top Court Strikes Down Adultery Law

    The Supreme Court delivered an unanimous verdict with all the five judges concurring  on a crucial 150-year-old adultery law that considers punishment only to a man and not a married woman for an affair by treating her as a victim and not as an abettor of the offence.

  • Adultery Law Is Arbitrary, Says Chief Justice Of India Dipak Misra

    Adultery Law Is Arbitrary, Says Chief Justice Of India Dipak Misra

    The Supreme Court is reading out its verdict on the over 150-year-old adultery law that punishes only a man and not a married woman for an affair by treating her as a victim and not as an abettor of the offence. The centre had defended the Victorian law saying adultery must remain a crime so that the sanctity of marriage can be protected, after a p...

  • Adultery A Public Wrong, Causes Injury To Family: Centre To Supreme Court

    Adultery A Public Wrong, Causes Injury To Family: Centre To Supreme Court

    The Centre today favoured in the Supreme Court the retention of penal law on adultery, saying that it is a public wrong which causes mental and physical injury to the spouse, children and the family.

  • Adultery A Crime Without Consent Of Women: Chief Justice Dipak Misra

    Adultery A Crime Without Consent Of Women: Chief Justice Dipak Misra

    The Supreme Court yesterday reserved the verdict on Section 497 (Adultery) of the Indian Penal Code while observing that infidelity is the cause of breaking up of loyal marriages.

  • Supreme Court Disagrees With Government Over Submissions On Adultery Law

    Supreme Court Disagrees With Government Over Submissions On Adultery Law

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday disagreed with the Centre's submission that the penal provision on adultery was needed to save the sanctity of marriage, saying it does not appeal to common sense that a woman cannot prosecute her husband for adulterous relationship.

  • Adultery Law Treats Men, Women Differently, Against Equality: Top Court

    Adultery Law Treats Men, Women Differently, Against Equality: Top Court

    The Supreme Court today said matrimonial sanctity is an issue but the penal provision on adultery is apparently violative of the right to equality under the Constitution as it treats married men and married women differently.

  • Adultery Must Stay A Crime For Sanctity Of Marriage: Centre To Supreme Court

    Adultery Must Stay A Crime For Sanctity Of Marriage: Centre To Supreme Court

    Adultery must remain a crime so the sanctity of marriage can be protected, the Centre told the Supreme Court today after a petition called for the law to be scrapped as it does not treat men and women equally. The Victorian law punishes a man for an affair but there is no punishment for women, who are seen as subservient to their husbands.

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'Adultery Law' - 16 News Result(s)

  • Adultery Can Be Result, May Not Be Cause Of Unhappy Marriage: Top Court

    Adultery Can Be Result, May Not Be Cause Of Unhappy Marriage: Top Court

    The Supreme Court, while striking down the law on adultery on Thursday, said that treating it as an offence would tantamount to punishing people who are unhappy in marital relationships.

  • Adultery Law Strips Woman Of Sexual Autonomy: Justice Chandrachud

    Adultery Law Strips Woman Of Sexual Autonomy: Justice Chandrachud

    The colonial-era law criminalising adultery strips women of their "sexual autonomy" and treats them as a "chattel" and "property" of their husbands, the Supreme Court ruled today while holding the provision as unconstitutional.

  • Cop Locked In Bedroom By Angry Husband In Rare Case Of Jail For Adultery

    Cop Locked In Bedroom By Angry Husband In Rare Case Of Jail For Adultery

    Adultery is no longer a crime, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, declaring a colonial-era law that punished the offence with jail time unconstitutional and discriminatory against women. The more than century-old adultery law prescribed that any man who slept with a married woman without her husband's permission had committed adultery, a crime ca...

  • Delhi Women Panel Chief Trolled For Calling Adultery Verdict "Anti-Women"

    Delhi Women Panel Chief Trolled For Calling Adultery Verdict "Anti-Women"

    Delhi Women Panel Chief Swati Maliwal was brutally trolled on Twitter today for calling Supreme Court's verdict scrapping the adultery law as "anti-women". The top court today said adultery is no longer a crime, junking a 158-year law that punished a man for an affair but not the woman, treating her as her husband's "property".

  • Supreme Court Strikes Down Adultery Law. Here's The Chronology Of Case

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Adultery Law.  Here's The Chronology Of Case

    Adultery is no longer a crime in India though "without a shadow of doubt" can be grounds for divorce, the Supreme Court.

  • In Adultery Case, Chandrachud vs Chandrachud: Son Overrrules Father Again

    In Adultery Case, Chandrachud vs Chandrachud: Son Overrrules Father Again

    As the century-old adultery law was scrapped by five most senior Supreme Court judges today, it became the second instance of Chandrachud vs Chandrachud or father vs son. Justice DY Chandrachud was among the five judges who called Section 497, the law that punishes men and not women for adultery, unconstitutional and scrapped it.

  • Activists Welcome Supreme Court's Verdict On Adultery Law

    Activists Welcome Supreme Court's Verdict On Adultery Law

    The Supreme Court verdict declaring that adultery is not a crime has been widely welcomed by several lawyers and activists who said it was antiquated colonial era law that treated women as properties of their husbands.

  • "Matter Of Privacy": Key Points In Supreme Court's Adultery Ruling

    "Matter Of Privacy": Key Points In Supreme Court's Adultery Ruling

    Adultery is not a crime anymore in India, but it can be grounds for divorce, the Supreme Court said today. In past hearings, the Supreme Court had asked the centre how the 158-year-old law preserved the sanctity of marriage when the extramarital affair becomes non-punishable if the woman's husband stands by her. The government has defended the law,...

  • "Women Treated As Husband's Property": Top Court Strikes Down Adultery Law

    "Women Treated As Husband's Property": Top Court Strikes Down Adultery Law

    The Supreme Court delivered an unanimous verdict with all the five judges concurring  on a crucial 150-year-old adultery law that considers punishment only to a man and not a married woman for an affair by treating her as a victim and not as an abettor of the offence.

  • Adultery Law Is Arbitrary, Says Chief Justice Of India Dipak Misra

    Adultery Law Is Arbitrary, Says Chief Justice Of India Dipak Misra

    The Supreme Court is reading out its verdict on the over 150-year-old adultery law that punishes only a man and not a married woman for an affair by treating her as a victim and not as an abettor of the offence. The centre had defended the Victorian law saying adultery must remain a crime so that the sanctity of marriage can be protected, after a p...

  • Adultery A Public Wrong, Causes Injury To Family: Centre To Supreme Court

    Adultery A Public Wrong, Causes Injury To Family: Centre To Supreme Court

    The Centre today favoured in the Supreme Court the retention of penal law on adultery, saying that it is a public wrong which causes mental and physical injury to the spouse, children and the family.

  • Adultery A Crime Without Consent Of Women: Chief Justice Dipak Misra

    Adultery A Crime Without Consent Of Women: Chief Justice Dipak Misra

    The Supreme Court yesterday reserved the verdict on Section 497 (Adultery) of the Indian Penal Code while observing that infidelity is the cause of breaking up of loyal marriages.

  • Supreme Court Disagrees With Government Over Submissions On Adultery Law

    Supreme Court Disagrees With Government Over Submissions On Adultery Law

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday disagreed with the Centre's submission that the penal provision on adultery was needed to save the sanctity of marriage, saying it does not appeal to common sense that a woman cannot prosecute her husband for adulterous relationship.

  • Adultery Law Treats Men, Women Differently, Against Equality: Top Court

    Adultery Law Treats Men, Women Differently, Against Equality: Top Court

    The Supreme Court today said matrimonial sanctity is an issue but the penal provision on adultery is apparently violative of the right to equality under the Constitution as it treats married men and married women differently.

  • Adultery Must Stay A Crime For Sanctity Of Marriage: Centre To Supreme Court

    Adultery Must Stay A Crime For Sanctity Of Marriage: Centre To Supreme Court

    Adultery must remain a crime so the sanctity of marriage can be protected, the Centre told the Supreme Court today after a petition called for the law to be scrapped as it does not treat men and women equally. The Victorian law punishes a man for an affair but there is no punishment for women, who are seen as subservient to their husbands.

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