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What is adultery under Indian law?

Asked 2018-09-27 14:07:59 by Anonymous

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Adultery is extramarital sexual intercourse that is considered objectionable on social, moral and legal ground in many cultures. The Supreme Court of India declared in September 2018 that adultery will not be considered a crime in India.

What is Section 497 of IPC?

Asked 2018-09-27 14:06:12 by Anonymous

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Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code means sexual intercourse by a man with a married woman without her husband's consent amounts to adultery, and the man is held liable for the crime. The law doesn't punish the adulterous woman. Further, under the law, a wife doesn't have any right to prosecute the adulterous husband or the other woman involved.

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