Adultery Law
India  /  Published 14.01.21

Military: plea to get back adultery law

The Centre on Wednesday urged the Supreme Court to keep the armed forces outside the ambit of a 2018 judgment decriminalising adultery under the Indian Penal Code. The government argued that personne...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 01.10.18

Overcoming a jaundiced morality

The progress of society is predicated on the ability of law to reform itself. The need for reform, in turn, arises out of infirmities in statute books. The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Se...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 04.10.18

Flimflam about flavanol

Sir — A study claims that cocoa is a rich source of vitamin D. Cocoa is used in dark chocolate, which, logically, should be beneficial for health. But the benefits of chocolates can be attributed to...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 27.09.18

Infographic: How adultery lost its criminal tag

The Supreme Court has struck down a British-era law that had deemed adultery a criminal offence. On Thursday, 158 years after the law was passed, a five-judge bench of the apex court said it is uncons...
By Bodhisattva Sen Roy and Rahul Awasthi in New Delhi

India  /  Published 27.09.18

Adultery not a crime: 158-year-old law scrapped

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the 158-year-old anti-adultery law, saying it was unconstitutional as it dented the individuality of women and treated them as “chattel of husbands”.The a...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 27.09.18

Adultery: the ancient double standards

The Supreme Court on Thursday cited international jurisprudence to note that adultery had been decriminalised in swathes across the globe, including parts of America, as it struck down two legal provi...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 03.10.18

The Supreme Court as the ultimate arbiter

It is difficult to think of another period in the life of independent India when the course of the public discourse has been so decisively shaped by judicial verdicts. The rush of Supreme Court judgme...
By Swapan Dasgupta in

India  /  Published 28.09.18

Infographic: Alvida to adultery law

A colonial-era law that deemed adultery a criminal offence has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, 158 years after it came into existence. A five-judge Constitution bench unanimously ...
By R. Balaji and Rahul Awasthi in

India  /  Published 27.09.18

Equality, not hubby, is master

The Supreme Court has decriminalised adultery, striking down a colonial-era law after declaring that it is time to say “husband is not the master” and pressing ahead with a drive for equality that...
By R. Balaji in


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