The Centre contended that decriminalising adultery might cause instability as defense personnel stay away from their families for long durations.
Adultery still remains valid ground for divorce.
‘Adultery valid ground for divorce, not criminal prosecution’: SC strikes down the arbitrary Sec 497
The apex court has declared that section 497 of IPC is unconstitutional
Dipak Misra hands over his responsibilities to the incoming CJI, justice Ranjan Gogoi on 3rd October 2018