It is most astonishing to see that the colonial era law of adultery made in Britishers era is still flourishing with no real change being made in it. Many feel that women should also be punished as now she too stands on par with women, gets educated in best of institutions and gets the best of job and yet has no qualms at all to indulge in adultery. They point out that in Jammu and Kashmir also both men and women are equally punishable then why not the same be applied all over India?
Why can’t India also like its former colonial ruler – UK decriminalize adultery and allow two consenting adults to do what they want to do? Why can’t India follow so many other countries who have all decriminalized adultery as they consider it to be no offence at all? Why can’t it be treated as their private affair?
Why then can’t we also decriminalize it accordingly to meet the present circumstances? It is never too late! We must all understand this fundamental truth fully well! Most of all, Centre must act suitably and waste no time further in amending the law of adultery to meet the present circumstances by decriminalizing it accordingly!
Sanjeev Sirohi, Advocate,
s/o Col BPS Sirohi,
A 82, Defence Enclave,
Sardhana Road, Kankerkhera,
Meerut – 250001, Uttar Pradesh.