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Aug 08, 2018
5:45PM

SC reserves order on constitutional validity of adultery law

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The Supreme Court today reserved its verdict on pleas challenging the constitutional validity of the penal law on adultery.

A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said, it would pass orders, after Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Pinky Anand, appearing for the Centre, concluded her arguments.

Earlier, the bench asked the Centre, what public good, the penal law on adultery served as it provided that no offence would be made if the husband of a woman approves an adulterous relationship. 

The ASG had commenced her arguments by saying that adultery has been made an offence by keeping in mind the sanctity of marriage as an institution
 

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