Why should Adultery be a Crime at all if it violates Article 14, DY Chandrachud J.

Murali Krishnan August 1 2018

The Supreme Court today began hearing the challenge to Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalises adultery.

Section 497 of IPC criminalises the offence of adultery, but only the man is liable to be punished for the offence. Further, if the husband of the woman gives his consent for sexual intercourse with another man, no offence lies.

The jurisprudential basis of adultery as a . . .

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