Search

#ExtramaritalaffairsLawinIndia #Adultery in India and latest law regarding it.

Extra Marital Affairs no longer would amount to offence of Adultery, Section 497 of Indian Penal Code, struck down by Hon’ble Supreme Court in 2018. Paving a way for reformation in legal prosecution system, Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has struck down criminal offence of Adultery, in Joseph Shine vs. Union of India, 2018 observing that it is violative of woman’s right to her own autonomy and sexual freedom. Observing, that sexual privacy is a natural right, fundamental to liberty and a soulmate of dignity. The application of Section 497 is a blatant violation of these enunciated rights. Adultery does not constitute an criminal offence anymore, however, it can be a ground for divorce in contested divorce proceedings.


By Adv. Sofia Bhambri, Managing Partner at S.Bhambri & Associates (Advocates), Delhi


11 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

DEATH BY CONSENT AS AN EXCEPTION TO MURDER: AN OVERVIEW

In this research article, we will understand how death by consent acts as an exception to murder. In order to understand this it is important firstly to have an understanding about what is consent and

Transmitting obscene electronic material

INTRODUCTION Obscenity is additionallly an offense under the Information Technology Act, 2000. Section 67 of the Information Technology Act sets out the law that obscenity is an offense when it is pub

© 2023 by S.Bhambri & Associates  (Advocates) Proudly created with Wix.com

Disclaimer: This website in no way solicits or violates any provision of Bar Council, it has been solely created for disseminating legal knowledge to common  masses.