Indonesia criminalises adultery: Which other nations have outlawed extramarital affairs?
Indonesia has also criminalised sex outside of marriage for citizens as well as foreigners, and prohibited the promotion of contraception. Police can now file charges against citizens for adultery based on reports by family members
Adultery a punishable offense in Indonesia's criminal code
The criminal code will not apply immediately but takes a maximum of three years to transition from the old code to the new one
CJI-designate DY Chandrachud: A non-conformist who overturned his father's judgments
Justice DY Chandrachud, who is set to take over as the 50th Chief Justice of India on 9 November, is the son of YV Chandrachud, India's longest-serving Chief Justice of India. This is the first instance of a father-son duo occupying the highest seat of the apex court
Armed forces must have mechanism for disciplinary proceedings against officers for adultery: SC
The Supreme Court on Thursday said that armed forces must have some kind of mechanism for disciplinary proceedings against their officers for adultery as 'this is a conduct that can shake up the life of officers.'
Can't deny wife of maintenance on ground of occasional acts of adultery committed in isolation: Delhi HC
Delhi High Court noted that even in cases where a divorce is granted on the ground of cruelty, courts have awarded alimony to the wife
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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.