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Extra-marital affair not ground for taking action against govt staff: Rajasthan HC

Earlier this month, former Rajasthan-cadre IPS officer Pankaj Chaudhary was dismissed from service for an alleged extra-marital affair. He has challenged his dismissal at the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT).

SC ruling on 377: Disagree with reasoning that sexuality is part of free speech, says Jaitley

He also differed on a portion of the apex court ruling on adultery, saying it may end up converting the Indian family system into a Western family system.


No place for the IPC

Supreme Court holds adultery, marriage to be civil matters. Shouldn’t this hold for triple talaq?

Adultery case: How Supreme Court underlined women’s autonomy as facet of human dignity

Adultery will continue as a ground of divorce and, therefore, remain in civil law. Thursday’s verdict will be welcomed by those who believe there should be less use of criminal law in matrimonial matters.

Adultery is not a crime, SC scraps 158-year-old law

Supreme Court verdict on adultery: The petition seeking the repeal of Section 497 IPC was filed by Joseph Shine, who termed the 158-year-old law "unjust, illegal and arbitrary and violative of citizens’ fundamental rights".

Adultery no longer a crime, wife is not property of husband: Supreme Court

The bench was deciding a petition filed by Joseph Shine, a businessman from Kerala who lives in Italy. He was represented by Kochi-based advocates Kaleeswaram Raj and his daughter Thulasi K Raj and Delhi-based advocate Suvidutt Sundaram.


A moral journey

The removal of adultery from the statute books is another decisive step towards a modern constitutional morality.

Adultery verdict: Justice D Y Chandrachud does it again; overrules father's verdict

Thirty-three years after his father, the then Chief Justice, had upheld the validity of adultery law, Justice D Y Chandrachud overruled it on Thursday saying the earlier view cannot be regarded as "correct exposition" of the constitutional position.

SC verdict on adultery law HIGHLIGHTS: It's an anti-women decision, says DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal

Supreme Court verdict on adultery law: There are four judgments being delivered; the CJI has penned a judgment on behalf of himself and Justice Khanwilkar. Read the latest news below.

Supreme Court verdict on Adultery law today

Adultery verdict today: A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had referred the matter to a Constitution bench on the plea claiming that it is discriminatory towards men. The bench had reserved its judgment in August.