Adultery in India

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.KEEP READING

Live-in Relationship in India

“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.KEEP READING