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27 September 2018 Current Events Supreme Court strikes down Adultery Law; declares Section 497 unconstitutional

A five-judge bench, led by the Chief Justice, Dipak Misra, has struck down the 158 year-old archaic law in a historical judgement today. Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code lays down punishment for a man who has sex with the wife of another man, without the "consent" of the said husband. The same law, however, does not hold the woman guilty of any crime. Moreover, the law stands unviolated if the husband's consent is present. The law is considered archaic by many, for not treating men and women equally, and for also "stripping off the dignity" of women.

 

"It's time to say that husband is not the master of wife", read out CJI Misra, as the Apex Court gave its unanimous judgement. With the adultery law now unconstitutional, adultery, however, is still a legitimate ground for divorce.


Hyderabad woman thanks Sushma Swaraj for rescuing her from Kuwait

A woman from Hyderabad who was in the lurch in Kuwait was rescued by Indian Embassy officials after her mother wrote a letter to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. The woman was lured by an agent claiming to provide a beautician job to her in Kuwait. After landing in Kuwait, she realised that there was no beautician job. She was forced to work as a maid and was being treated brutally.

 

Unable to bear the suffering, she told her mother about the incident. Her mother wrote a letter to Sushma Swaraj asking for help. Indian Embassy officials rescued the woman and she returned to India on September 21.

 

“I would like to thank Sushma Swaraj for helping me,” the victim said.


Supreme Court strikes down Adultery Law; declares Section 497 unconstitutional

A five-judge bench, led by the Chief Justice, Dipak Misra, has struck down the 158 year-old archaic law in a historical judgement today. Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code lays down punishment for a man who has sex with the wife of another man, without the "consent" of the said husband. The same law, however, does not hold the woman guilty of any crime. Moreover, the law stands unviolated if the husband's consent is present. The law is considered archaic by many, for not treating men and women equally, and for also "stripping off the dignity" of women.

 

"It's time to say that husband is not the master of wife", read out CJI Misra, as the Apex Court gave its unanimous judgement. With the adultery law now unconstitutional, adultery, however, is still a legitimate ground for divorce.

Hyderabad woman thanks Sushma Swaraj for rescuing her from Kuwait

A woman from Hyderabad who was in the lurch in Kuwait was rescued by Indian Embassy officials after her mother wrote a letter to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. The woman was lured by an agent claiming to provide a beautician job to her in Kuwait. After landing in Kuwait, she realised that there was no beautician job. She was forced to work as a maid and was being treated brutally.

 

Unable to bear the suffering, she told her mother about the incident. Her mother wrote a letter to Sushma Swaraj asking for help. Indian Embassy officials rescued the woman and she returned to India on September 21.

 

“I would like to thank Sushma Swaraj for helping me,” the victim said.




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