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Supreme Court put an end to J-K adultery law days before Article 370 was abrogated.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Days before Article 370 move, SC nixed J-K adultery law

By Bhadra Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 12:55 AM IST
The order in the case was released on Wednesday.
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A general view of the Supreme Court.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A general view of the Supreme Court.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Friend’s suicide was trigger, says Joseph Shine who challenged adultery law

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 08:36 AM IST
The Supreme Court has scrapped adultery as a criminal offence, ruling that the 19-century law that “treats a husband as the master’, is unconstitutional.
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Adultery is the second offence to be decriminalised by the top court in 20 days. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court had decriminalised gay sex between consenting adults.(REUTERS File Photo)
Adultery is the second offence to be decriminalised by the top court in 20 days. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court had decriminalised gay sex between consenting adults.(REUTERS File Photo)

‘Husband not master’: Supreme Court scraps adultery law

By Ashok Bagriya | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 11:19 PM IST
The Supreme Court has scrapped adultery as a criminal offence, ruling that the 19-century law that “treats a husband as the master’, is unconstitutional.
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Adultery is the only provision in the penal code that treats men and women differently, for one, because it treats a married woman as the ‘property’ of their husband.(Representative image)
Adultery is the only provision in the penal code that treats men and women differently, for one, because it treats a married woman as the ‘property’ of their husband.(Representative image)

‘Husband is not master of woman’: What the Supreme Court said in its verdict

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 01:23 PM IST
Adultery is the second offence to be decriminalised by the top court in 20 days. Early this month, the court had decriminalised gay sex between consenting adults.
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Muslims offering the Juma Namaz during the last Juma of Ramzan at Jama Masjid, Gurgaon.(HT Photo)
Muslims offering the Juma Namaz during the last Juma of Ramzan at Jama Masjid, Gurgaon.(HT Photo)

Supreme Court highlights: Ayodhya case hearing to resume Oct end, SC refuses to set up larger bench for related ‘namaz in mosque’ case

UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 03:30 PM IST
The Supreme Court gave its verdict on adultery law on Thursday morning. It will later hear whether there is a need to revisit a 1994 verdict that held namaz or prayers can be offered anywhere or a mosque is essential to the practice of Islam.
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The Supreme Court was hearing a PIL challenging the constitutional validity of Section 497 of the IPC. (HT File Photo)
The Supreme Court was hearing a PIL challenging the constitutional validity of Section 497 of the IPC. (HT File Photo)

Adultery law will preserve ‘sanctity of marriage’, says govt; SC asks how?

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 04:09 PM IST
The adultery law punishes a married man for having sexual relationship with a married woman.
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