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'Keep adultery a crime in Armed Forces': Supreme Court agrees to examine Centre’s plea
India

'Keep adultery a crime in Armed Forces': Supreme Court agrees to examine Centre’s plea

In September 2018, the apex court had declared Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, which makes adultery a punishable offence for men, as unconstitutional and struck it down

Donald Trump cannot deny or block release of his financial records, rules US Supreme Court
World

Donald Trump cannot deny or block release of his financial records, rules US Supreme Court

The court’s decision was a major statement on the scope and limits of presidential power in the US, one that will take its place with landmark rulings

SC ruling on adultery: Remarks by DCW chief Swati Maliwal are an indication of state of marriage
India

SC ruling on adultery: Remarks by DCW chief Swati Maliwal are an indication of state of marriage

Swati Maliwal would like to stick it to men who cheat on their wives, but it would be nicer if women could deal with being cheated on without also having to deal with shame and impoverishment.

SC ruling in adultery case: Law based on gender stereotypes could not have withstood equality test, verdict a cause of joy
India

SC ruling in adultery case: Law based on gender stereotypes could not have withstood equality test, verdict a cause of joy

The law criminalising adultery, Section 497 of the IPC is based on stereotyping the roles of one gender, and can never stand any test of equality.

SC decriminalises adultery: Triumph of individual's rights over social institutions like marriage is the real victory
India

SC decriminalises adultery: Triumph of individual's rights over social institutions like marriage is the real victory

With the striking down of adultery under Section 497 of the IPC, constitutional law has finally entered the institution of marriage in a bid to ensure constitutional freedoms, destroy hierarchies, eliminate inequalities and attempt to democratise matrimonial relationships

SC decriminalises adultery: End of Section 497 of IPC may put women seeking a divorce at a disadvantage
India

SC decriminalises adultery: End of Section 497 of IPC may put women seeking a divorce at a disadvantage

The Supreme Court's decision to scrap Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, thereby decriminalising adultery, cannot be seen as a cheer for promiscuity.

Full text of the judgment: Supreme Court strikes down Section 497 of IPC, rules adultery law as unconstitutional
India

Full text of the judgment: Supreme Court strikes down Section 497 of IPC, rules adultery law as unconstitutional

The Constitution bench was unanimous in striking down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code dealing with the offence of adultery, holding it as manifestly arbitrary, archaic and violative of the rights to equality and equal opportunity to women.

Adultery law struck down: As activists laud SC for upholding equality, questions raised over constitutionality of triple talaq ordinance
India

Adultery law struck down: As activists laud SC for upholding equality, questions raised over constitutionality of triple talaq ordinance

A five-judge Constitution bench was unanimous in holding Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, dealing with the offence of adultery, as unconstitutional and struck down the penal provision.

Adultery law case: Supreme Court strikes down Section 497 of IPC; CJI says 'husband is not the master'
India

Adultery law case: Supreme Court strikes down Section 497 of IPC; CJI says 'husband is not the master'

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the adultery law, pertaining to Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 198 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), as unconstitutional through a majority judgement.

Supreme Court reserves verdict on pleas challenging constitutional validity of adultery law
India

Supreme Court reserves verdict on pleas challenging constitutional validity of adultery law

Earlier in the day, the apex court had asked the Centre "what public good" the penal law on adultery served as it provided that no offence would be made if the husband of a woman approves an adulterous relationship.

SC's censure of Section 497 is welcome: Adultery law viewed women as 'chattels' to be defiled or protected
India

SC's censure of Section 497 is welcome: Adultery law viewed women as 'chattels' to be defiled or protected

As it makes adultery a dilemma to be decided between men, the Supreme Court found the law in contravention of Article 14, which guarantees to every citizen the right to equality, especially in matters of the legal.

Supreme Court calls adultery provision in IPC a 'peculiar law', says it fails test of arbitrariness
India

Supreme Court calls adultery provision in IPC a 'peculiar law', says it fails test of arbitrariness

“Both parties in adultery derive the benefit of the act. Despite that, one is treated as a victim and another punished. There is no rationality in it. The provision is a reflection of the times it was drafted," Chief Justice Dipak Misra observed.

Supreme Court to hear pleas seeking ban on Malayalam novel Meesha, dilution of adultery provision from IPC
India

Supreme Court to hear pleas seeking ban on Malayalam novel Meesha, dilution of adultery provision from IPC

The Supreme Court on Thursday will hear two key petitions — firstly, a plea seeking the ban on the publication of the Malayalam novel Meesha, and another that seeks the quashing of the adultery provision in the IPC

SC refuses to make adultery gender-neutral crime, will examine whether IPC section violates Right to Equality
India

SC refuses to make adultery gender-neutral crime, will examine whether IPC section violates Right to Equality

Earlier in July, the Centre had filed an affidavit opposing a plea that seeks to make men and women equally liable for the crime of adultery.

Centre opposes plea that seeks to charge women under adultery, says law safeguards institution of marriage
India

Centre opposes plea that seeks to charge women under adultery, says law safeguards institution of marriage

The Centre on Wednesday filed an affidavit opposing a Public Interest Litigtion (PIL) that seeks to make men and women equally liable for the crime of adultery under Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, media reports said.

Mohammed Shami needs to face consequences for his actions or clear his name before playing for Indian cricket team
First Cricket News

Mohammed Shami needs to face consequences for his actions or clear his name before playing for Indian cricket team

We need look beyond Mohammed Shami’s sporting excellence and wait for the court to gives its judgment.

Mohammed Shami not handed contract by BCCI after allegations of domestic violence and infidelity raised by his wife
First Cricket News

Mohammed Shami not handed contract by BCCI after allegations of domestic violence and infidelity raised by his wife

Indian pacer Mohammed Shami's central contract was withheld by the BCCI after his wife accused him of domestic violence and adultery, charges that were denied by the cricketer.

Mohammed Shami denies allegations of abusing, cheating on his wife
First Cricket News

Mohammed Shami denies allegations of abusing, cheating on his wife

India pacer Mohammed Shami on Wednesday denied allegations of torturing his wife Hasain Jahan and having extramarital affairs.

Supreme Court refers plea challenging penal law on adultery to five-judge Constitution bench
India

Supreme Court refers plea challenging penal law on adultery to five-judge Constitution bench

Supreme Court referred to a five-judge Constitution bench the plea challenging the validity of a penal law on adultery which only punishes married man for having extra-marital sexual relations with another married woman

SC says law on adultery 'appears to be archaic', seeks Centre's response to petition challenging constitutional validity
India

SC says law on adultery 'appears to be archaic', seeks Centre's response to petition challenging constitutional validity

The Supreme Court sought the Central government's response on a petition challenging constitutional validity of Section 497 of IPC, which deals with adultery.