3 days before Ranbir Penal Code was replaced by IPC, SC struck down its adultery clause

The Supreme Court on 2nd August had struck down Section 497 of the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) that dealt with adultery, holding it “unconstitutional”. RPC is the criminal code applicable to Jammu and Kashmir. In September 2018, the Supreme Court had struck down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalized adultery. Section 497… Continue reading 3 days before Ranbir Penal Code was replaced by IPC, SC struck down its adultery clause

Adultery is not a crime, rules SC; strikes it off IPC

Adultery is not a crime, rules SC; strikes it off IPC News Supreme Court in its judgment has ruled that adultery is not a criminal offence. Important Facts Background about Adultery and Section 497 of the IPC     Problems with Adultery Law According to Section 497 of the IPC, a man had the right… Continue reading Adultery is not a crime, rules SC; strikes it off IPC

All women may pray at Sabarimala

All women may pray at Sabarimala News: Supreme Court allowed the entry of women of all ages in Sabarimala Temple Important Facts: Sabarimala Temple in Kerala barred women aged between 10 and 50 on grounds of biological and physiological features like menstruation, from entering the temple. The rules which mandate the ban were listed in… Continue reading All women may pray at Sabarimala