Breaking: Adultery no longer a Crime, Supreme Court strikes down Section 497 IPCSeptember 27 2018
A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court today unanimously struck down Section 497 of Indian Penal Code (IPC), which penalises adultery.
The judgment was delivered by a Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Rohinton Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra.
The Bench wrote four separate but concurring judgments. CJI Misra wrote on behalf of himself and Justice Khanwilkar. Justices Nariman, Chandrachud and Malhotra wrote a judgment each.
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