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Tripura male Netizens going ‘unhappy’ over SC strikes down adultery law
TIWN Sep 30, 2018
Tripura male Netizens going ‘unhappy’ over SC strikes down adultery law

AGARTALA, Sep 30 (TIWN): A section of Netizens, specially men in Tripura have expressed resentments on SC’s striking down of adultery law and from College level students to high profile persons are gloomed over the decision, in suspect of moral values will be hit in the society.

The netizens also brining Radha-Krishna’s mythological story saying now Radha & Krishna’s relations are also legal according to Supreme Court !

However, compare to women, men are actively more participating in the debate saying only ‘bad people are liking this verdict’.

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a British era Adultery Law (Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code) calling it unconstitutional and arbitrary.

"Mere adultery can't be a criminal offence. It is a matter of privacy. Husband is not the master of wife. Women should be treated with equality along with men," Chief Justice Dipak Misra said.

Most countries have abolished adultery as a crime. "It shouldn't be a criminal offence, other people are also involved in it," Misra said, reading out the judgement, also on behalf of Justice A.M. Khanwilkar.

Any discrimination shall invite the wrath of the Constitution, the Chief Justice said, adding that a woman cannot be asked to think about the way society desires her to do. 

Justice Rohinton F. Nariman, reading out his judgement, said: "Women can't be treated as cattle".

Justice D.Y. Chandrachud in a concurring but separate judgment said society has two sets of morality in sexual behaviour -- one for women and another for men.

Society treating women as embodiment of virtue leads to things like honour killings, he said, adding that the archaic law is against dignity, liberty and sexual autonomy guaranteed under the Constitution.

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