Published by: Biswadip Dey | Posted: January 31, 2023 9:11 pm| Updated: January 31, 2023 9:11 pm
News Daily Digital Desk: In 2018, the Supreme Court declared adultery laws ‘unconstitutional’. The then Chief Justice Dipak Misra gave this ‘historic’ judgment. It was then that the Center requested the apex court for a clear explanation on the matter. The Centre’s main question was whether the verdict would apply to the army, as adultery is a crime under the army’s own law. Finally, the Supreme Court clarified that the Supreme Court ruling in 2018 does not apply to the army.
A five-member bench headed by Justice KM Joseph delivered its verdict on the matter on Tuesday. Justice Ajay Rastogi, Justice Aniruddha Basu, Justice Hrishikesh Roy and Justice CT Ravikumar were also present on that bench. The bench clarified that the 2018 judgment on adultery focused on Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 198(2) of the Penal Code. There was no opportunity to practice army law at that time. Moreover, the Supreme Court has not supported adultery in any way.
[আরও পড়ুন: শেয়ারে বিপুল ধসের ধাক্কা, বিশ্বের ধনীর তালিকায় প্রথম ১০ থেকে ছিটকে গেলেন গৌতম আদানি]
The court also accepted that adultery was a problem at this time. It was even accepted that adultery was a reason for breaking up a marriage. At that time, the Supreme Court said that the army can take action against army officers under the Adultery Act.
Incidentally, on September 27, 2018, the Ministry of Defense approached the Supreme Court. At that time, it was asked if the adultery law would be termed ‘unconstitutional’ to give relief to army officers involved in such acts. And this will create a situation of imbalance in the army itself. Finally, the Supreme Court clarified their statement on this issue.
[আরও পড়ুন: শিষ্যাকে ধর্ষণে যাবজ্জীবন কারাদণ্ড স্বঘোষিত ধর্মগুরু আসারাম বাপুর, দিতে হবে জরিমানাও]
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