Adultery can’t be decriminalised for armed forces, govt. tells SC

The Hindu | Jan 13, 2021 at 12:02 PM
  • The Supreme Court on Wednesday admitted a petition filed by the Ministry of Defence (MoD)seeking to exempt armed forces personnel from the ambit of a Constitution Bench judgment of 2018 that decriminalised adultery.
  • The court referred the case to the Chief Justice of India to pass appropriate orders to form a five-judge Bench to clarify the impact of the 2018 judgment on the armed forces.
  • The three laws were protected by Article 33 of the Constitution.