As the Supreme Court has struck down the archaic adultery law, that provided for the prosecution of only man if they are found to have extra-marital affair, the folks on social media were elated over the top court’s ruling. A five-judge bench led by CJI Deepak Mishra judge said that adultery can be a ground for divorce but cannot be a criminal offence.
While pronouncing the judgement, the top court said, “Women can’t be asked to stay as man or society asks.. It’s time to say husband is not master of a woman.”
Though the verdict in all its seriousness will have a long reaching impact on the Indian society, Twitter did not lose its humour in welcoming the judgement.
More than adultery, my generation needs clarity on adulting
— Rahul Sabharwal (@rubberneckin) September 27, 2018
“Husband is not the master”. UP police is
— Veena Venugopal (@veenavenugopal) September 27, 2018
Well done CJI Deepak Misra.
Deriminalised homosexuality. Decriminalised #Adultery.
Finally, you have made it clear that the “Penal” in the Indian Penal Code has nothing to do with any male organs.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) September 27, 2018
Half the men on Twitter just heaved a sigh of relief. #Adultery
— Songbird (@oxymoronic_me) September 27, 2018
Supreme Court giving verdicts nowadays pic.twitter.com/aVffNmJiiU
— Faking News (@fakingnews) September 27, 2018
#Adultery is no longer a criminal offence.
— Jet Lee(Vasooli Bhai) (@Vishj05) September 27, 2018
— Dr. Batra (@hemantbatra0) September 27, 2018