Women Are Not ‘Chattel,’ Says India’s Supreme Court In Striking Down Adultery Law : NPR

The hands of a mehendi (henna)-decorated bride is pictured in Mumbai in 2014. India’s Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law that makes adultery a crime. Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images

The five justices said the law is unconstitutional because it “treats a husband as the master.” The ruling comes barely two weeks after the high court decriminalized gay sex.

Source: Women Are Not ‘Chattel,’ Says India’s Supreme Court In Striking Down Adultery Law : NPR

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