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Adultery law in India

Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code deals with Adultery. As per the Indian law, a woman cannot be punished for the offence of adultery. Only a man who has consensual sexual intercourse with the wife of another man without his consent can be punished under this offense in India. If someone "lives in adultery", the partner can file for divorce.[1]

Text of Section 497 of IPCEdit


  1. ^ "Adultery Law in India". Legal Service India. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Section 497 in The Indian Penal Code". Non Sense Indian Kanoon. Retrieved 9 June 2016.