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State Affair? Adultery law is flawed on many counts

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The central government had argued on Wednesday, in a petition hearing by the apex court of the country, that “diluting [the] adultery law will impact the sanctity of marriages”. The Supreme Court (SC) is hearing a petition challenging the constitutionality of Section 497 of the IPC. The Section deals with the prosecution of adultery as a crime, and states that any man who has sexual intercourse with the wife of another man, without the consent of her husband, can........

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