Adultery is an offence in section 497 of the Indian Penal Code. It is an offence committed against the husband because a wife can’t be punished for the offence of adultery under this section.
Any person who commits the offence of adultery shall be punished for imprisonment up to five years or fine or with both. The offence is non-cognizable and bailable. It is a compoundable offence.
According to section 125 of CrPC, a person having sufficient means is bound to maintain:-
I. His Wife (unable to maintain herself).
II. His legitimate or illegitimate minor child, whether married or not (unable to maintain himself/herself).
III. His legitimate or illegitimate child (not a married daughter) who has attained majority, if the child is physically or mentally abnormal or having any injury by which he/she is unable to maintain himself/herself.
IV. His father or mother (unable to maintain himself/herself)
Muta Marriage is a marriage for a fixed period of time that is only for sexual pleasure. There are some rules, conditions, and essentials of Muta Marriage.
1. The parties must have attained the age of puberty, which is above 15 years of age.
2. There is no restriction on the number of Muta wives.
3. There must be a free consent by the parties.
An Act to consolidate and clarify the provisions of Muslim law relating to suits for dissolution of marriage by women married under Muslim law and to remove doubts as to the effect of the renunciation of Islam by a married Muslim woman on her marriage tie.
WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and clarify the provisions of Muslim law relating to suits for dissolution of marriage by women married under Muslim law and…