The court's ruling was welcomed by women's rights activists and lawyers who argued that the law treated women as victims and denied them agency.
"It was a 150-year-old law which does not have a place in new India but at the same time we also want to note that adultery is not normal and can be a ground for divorce which in my opinion is a very fair judgement keeping in mind the country we live in and the century we are living in", she said.
The court has said, however, that the judgment is not to be understood as a licence to have extramarital relations. "That is the reason we call it archaic", the Supreme Court said.
In Somalia, Islamist Shabaab militants often carry out stonings of women for adultery.
Finally, Justice Malhotra sealed the fate of the provision, questioning the need to make Adultery a criminal offence.
It was also sought that in light of the judgment of the Supreme Court on the right to privacy, Section 497 must be looked at from a fresh perspective.
The Centre wants adultery to continue in the Indian Penal Code as it ensures the sanctity of the marriage and is for the public good. "What used to happen is husbands hired professional detectives to check on wives and then threaten or begin prosecution". The offence of adultery entailed a maximum punishment of five years, or with fine, or both.
The Supreme Court on Thursday declared as unconstitutional the penal provision on adultery, saying it was manifestly arbitrary and dents the individuality of women. "Thinking of adultery as a criminal offence is a retrograde step".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's right-wing government told a court previous year that it believes criminalising marital rape could destabilise marriages and make men vulnerable to harassment by their wives.
In the United Kingdom, adultery is not a criminal offence and like many other countries, one of the main reasons given for divorce.
The Supreme Court rejected the plea.
A married woman had approached the court, demanding the right to file a complaint of adultery against her husband's unmarried lover. Each religion is governed by its own matrimonial law. CrPC 198 (2) specifies that no person other than the husband of the woman shall be deemed to be aggrieved by any offence punishable under section 497 or section 498 (enticing, taking away, detaining with criminal intent a married woman who is someone's else wife, from that man with the intention of having illicit intercourse with her).
Iran has not requested a meeting with the U.S. president, a spokesman for Iran's mission to the United Nations said on Tuesday. They also said that they wanted to "protect the freedom of their economic operators to pursue legitimate business with Iran".
On the iPhone Upgrade Program the XS Max is $54.08 a month for 64 GB, $60.03 a month for 256 GB, and $68.66 a month for 512 GB. The iPhone XS , iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR will be in stores by the end of September, and they will not come cheap .
Massive waves from the hurricane will make the rush of water even more risky and damaging, the National Hurricane Center warned. As of midday on Tuesday, Florence remains a powerful category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour .
Either way, Joshua is scheduled to have another fight at Wembley Stadium on April 13, 2019, but the opponent has not been decided. Knocking the Russian initially, Povetkin made it up within the count, but not for too long.
It has a 6.4-inch screen, a stylus, an iris reader, and even the ability to plug in a keyboard, mouse and desktop-sized monitor. Well, we certainly hope he enjoys his new iPhone while we continue looking for buyers for our kidneys.
Trump disagreed, according to Borrell's recollection, adding that "the Sahara border can't be bigger than our border with Mexico". Last month, several hundred migrants stormed a border fence to enter Ceuta, leaving more than 150 people injured.
The next golfer in the standings will begin at 8-under, the player in the third spot would be 7-under, and so on. That part's a little bit of a bummer but we're just going to see how it unfolds and hopefully it turns out well.
Soon after, Arnold's pal Patton Oswalt tweeted a photo of them together along with this caption: "I'm with @TomArnold , everyone". Arnold claims that the bruise was already on her hand and that he didn't even see Downey until after the incident began .
For context, let's look at some history to see where that ranks and what it could mean for the GOP's chances in two months. As part of a three-pronged legislative package dubbed "Tax Reform 2.0", Republicans also approved two other bills.
Meghan, on the other hand, visited the Royal Academy of Arts in central London for the opening of the Oceania art exhibit. Keeping jewellery to a minimum, Meghan opted for silver earrings that glittered through her gorgeous locks.
No matter Cosby's sentence, the guilty verdicts already have triggered an outpouring of emotion from his victims. However, he was released on $1 million bail with strict conditions that he remains at home till his sentencing.
Susan Collins, R-Maine, tweeted Monday that Kavanaugh and Ford "should both testify under oath before the Judiciary Committee". Kavanaugh came to the White House amid the upheaval, but there was no immediate word on why or whether he had been summoned.
Trump says he wants to hear from Kavanaugh accuser
President Trump issued his most forceful defense yet of his embattled Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday. Democrats decried Republicans' plans to push ahead with the hearing without seeking a full FBI investigation.
Amazon Prepping 8 New Alexa Products
If true, this could also mark Amazon's debut in the home appliance market, something Apple and Google are yet to make inroads. And in its most recent earnings report, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos hinted at his ambition for making Alexa more widely used.
FedEx CEO lashes out against tariffs and trade war
The Trump administration in July and August already imposed 25% tariffs on $50bn on Chinese goods, sparking in-kind retaliation . US President Donald Trump has announced he will impose 10 per cent tariffs on $US200 billion worth of Chinese imports.
Lexus ES to debut digital exterior mirrors in Japan
Brightness will also be automatically adjusted to increase visibility at night and in the bad weather, improving security. The Japanese government lead the way in 2016 when it adopted rules allowing automakers to use cameras instead of mirrors.