Adultery Section 497 IPC – As Adultery is no longer offence now so, we should understand that like time is not static and with the changing time society also changed with it. There is a general rule go with the flow. Like everything needs/demands change with the passage of time so law is absolutely made for the society then how we could presume that it should not been changed.
Adultery Section 497 of IPC
That law is actual law which changes for the betterment of the society. Earlier we don’t have so many sources to fix up the paternity of the child but with the advancement in science now we are very much able to find out easily about the paternity of child. Alongside it, everyone has right to equality and right against discrimination on the basis of sex. So, when we already have our fundamental rights then why we are not awakened till now that section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 is unconstitutional because it violates the Article 14, 15, 21 of our Constitution.
Definition – Section 497 of IPC – Whoever has sexual intercourse with a person
who is and
whom he knows
or has reason to believe to be the wife of another man,
without consent or connivance of that man,
such sexual intercourse not amounting to RAPE, is guilty of Adultery.