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Centre To Supreme Court “Let Adultery Be Crime In Armed Forces”
Supreme Court to examine centre’s request to keep adultery a crime in armed forces
Centre To Supreme Court “Let Adultery Be A Crime In Armed Forces”
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to examine the Central government's request to keep adultery a crime in the armed forces. In September 2018, constitution bench of the Supreme made adultery a crime in India.
Justice Nariman then stated that the matter would be placed before a five-judge Bench as deemed fit by the Chief Justice of India.
Under section 497 of the IPC, a man could not be punished for an affair but not the woman, treating her as her husband's property. The law made the sexual stereotypes.
A petition back then said that by wives of adultery if done with the consent of their husbands, it discriminates against women, and amounts to "institutionalised discrimination".
"Adultery cannot and should not be a crime," then Chief Justice Dipak Misra had said while delivering the verdict in 2018.
Based on the Centre's plea, the Supreme Court today issued a notice to the petitioner on whose plea adultery was decriminalised in 2018.