Day: September 27, 2018

SC declares penal provision on adultery unconstitutional : Five-judge bench strikes down anti-adultery law.

September 27, 2018

The bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices R F Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra struck down the 158-year-old law which made adultery a punishable offence and held that Section 497is unconstitutional. Section 497 of the 158-year-old IPC says: “Whoever has sexual intercourse with a person who is and whom he knows […]

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