Adultery – No longer punishable in India “Any law which affects individual dignity, equity of women in a civilised society invites the wrath of the Constitution.” A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court today struck down Section 497 of The Indian Penal Code which penalises Adultery. The judgment was delivered
“Live in relationship like marriage is neither a crime nor a sin, though socially unacceptable in this country”.
The decision to marry or not to marry or to have a heterosexual relationship is intensely personal. The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005, is considered to be the first piece of legislation that covered relations “in the nature of marriage”, and has provided a legal recognition to relations outside marriage.
MEDICAL TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY, 1971 BARE ACT An Act to provide for the termination of certain pregnancies by registered medical practitioners and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. Be it enacted by Parliament in the Twenty-second Year of the Republic of India as follows- 1. Short title, extent and
MATERNITY BENEFIT ACT, 1961 BARE ACT An Act to regulate the employment of women in certain establishments for certain periods before and after child-birth and to provide for maternity benefit and certain other benefits. Be it enacted by Parliament in the Twelfth Year of the Republic of India as follows- 1.
PROHIBITION OF CHILD MARRIAGE ACT, 2006 BARE ACT An Act to provide for the prohibition of solemnisation of child marriages and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. Be it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-seventh Year of the Republic of India as follows- 1. Short title, extent and commencement.