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Saturday, Nov 16, 2019


Nov 01, 2019 10:19
The sources also said the Army Act had a provision under which its personnel can be charged for homosexuality and adultery, but now it will be under another provision of the same Act. read more
Sep 09, 2019 05:32
In September 2018, the SC scrapped adultery as a criminal offence, ruling that the 19th century law that “treats a husband as the master”, was unconstitutional. read more
Apr 03, 2019 13:34
The tough penal code in the tiny country on tropical Borneo island -- ruled by the all-powerful Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah -- fully came into force following years of delays. read more
Mar 29, 2019 12:52
Homosexuality is already illegal in Brunei but it will now become a capital offence. The law only applies to Muslims. read more
Sep 28, 2018 20:10
It serves as a launchpad for greater freedom, equality, and independence within what is commonly understood to be the private sphere read more
Sep 28, 2018 07:15
Justice DY Chandrachud cites extensive sources to demonstrate that denial of sexual agency was necessary within marriage to ensure purity of bloodline and lineage. read more
Sep 27, 2018 19:28
The judges made clear that women no longer lived in the shadows of their husbands and are not mere objects who can be preyed upon by men who then become criminally liable if the woman’s husband has not given his consent to an adulterous relationship. read more
Sep 27, 2018 18:14
The Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal said decriminalising adultery completely is just going to add to the pain of women in the country. read more
Sep 27, 2018 07:05
Five judges of the Supreme Court will decide on Thursday if adultery should continue to be an offence under the country’s 19th century criminal law read more
Aug 13, 2018 17:50
A native of Palhora village in the district, Arjun bit off his wife Geeta’s nose in a fit of rage, when she insisted upon going out of the house on Sunday, city superintendent of police Dinesh Tripathi said. read more
Aug 02, 2018 14:30
Married women treated as “chattel” in Section 497, says top court. read more
Aug 01, 2018 23:35
Commencing hearings on a petition challenging the constitutionality of IPC Section 497, a five-judge Constitution bench headed by the chief justice of India (CJI) said it had no intention of touching the law to make adultery by women an offence. read more
Jul 11, 2018 17:30
The Centre told the Supreme Court that the law (against adultery) was enacted to protect and safeguard the sanctity of marriage, keeping in mind the unique structure and culture of the Indian society. read more
May 17, 2018 15:33
Section 497 of the IPC is clearly out of step with the founding ideals of the Indian Constitution, which —among other things — guarantee equality before law and non-discrimination on account of sex read more
May 09, 2018 18:41
The al-Qaida-linked group’s radio arm reports that the stoning was carried out on Wednesday after an ad hoc al-Shabab court convicted the woman in Sablale town in Lower Shabelle region. read more