While advocating to secure the rights of women, the bench in its verdict said that the adultery law dents the individuality of women and that women can’t be asked to think and do according to the will of society. The CJI also said that the beauty of the constitution is that it includes “I, me and you” and that any law which affects individual dignity, equity of women in a civilised society invites the wrath of the Constitution, reports NDTV.
According to the Hindustan Times, Supreme Court’s retired judge V Malimath was given a task to recommend reforms in the criminal justice system. Talking about the Adultery law, the Judge Malimath told the government that adultery should be made gender-neutral. However, the government denied accepting the recommendation.