Judgment Matrix

Decriminalisation of Adultery

Read our Judgement Matrix to familiarise yourself with each of the four concurring judgments and how they differ from each other in terms of reasoning.


On 27th September, 2018 a 5 Judge Bench of the Supreme Court decriminalised adultery, striking down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.

The Court unanimously struck down Section 497 IPC.