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Liberty without statism

Supreme Court upheld individual freedom, dignity, equality in Sabarimala case. But statism has its own dangers.

India decriminalises adultery: A look at other countries where it is still a crime or not

As India decriminalises adultery, here is a look at where other countries stand.


SC verdict on adultery gives license to married couples to have illegitimate relationships: Swati Maliwal

"I think this is just going to add pain to the women in our country and I don't agree with it," said the DCW Chairperson.

'Section 497 gender-biased, gives unequal voice to partner': Top 10 quotes by SC as it scrapped adultery

Calling the law archaic and saying that it violates Articles 14 and 21 of the Indian Constitution, the justices said that: “Adultery can be ground for civil issues including dissolution of marriage but it cannot be a criminal offence.”

Adultery law prima facie violative of right to equality, says SC

The Supreme Court also did not agree with the Centre's submission that Section 497 was to maintain the sanctity of marriage.

How Indian law defines adultery and why it's being challenged

The central government on Wednesday contended that a provision of law dealing with adultery (Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code) should remain a criminal offence.


Adultery should remain a crime for sanctity of marriage: Centre tells Supreme Court

A Constitution bench of the Supreme Court is re-examining the constitutionality of Section 497 of IPC, which incorporates provisions for the adultery law.

Explained: Adultery law and discrimination

A Constitutional Bench has been constituted by the chief justice to decide upon the constitutionality of section 497 IPC, which relates to adultery.

South Korean constitutional court shuns controversial adultery law

South Korean court abolished law that bans extramarital affairs; stock price of prominent condom maker immediately shot up 15%.

High Court allows woman to challenge divorce on grounds of adultery

The woman's appeal had been allowed by the District Court despite a delay of three-and-half years.