Asaduddin Owaisi questions the adultery verdict in context with Triple Talaq

The  All India Majlis E Ittehadul Muslimeen party (AIMEM) President Asaduddin Owaisi  in his tweet questioned the central government about the criminalising ordinance on triple talaq while decriminalising section 497 on adultery and section 377 on homosexuality of Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The Supreme court today declared adultery as arbitrary and unconstitutional thus striking down the 150 year old victorian law which treated women as a property in a marriage life. This verdict is one more in the list of the judiciary perception of gender equality in marriage and relationships. The earlier verdicts were on Triple talaq in 2017 and on section 377.


After the verdict, the President of AIMEM, Asaduddin Owaisi has tweeted that now that the Supreme court had decriminalised Section 497 on Adultery and Section 377 on homosexuality, whether the BJP government would take up the observation of the supreme court on triple talak and reconsider the ordinance criminalising on triple talak.

The Supreme court on the triple talak

The Supreme Court in august 2017 declared Triple talak as unconstitutional  and hence ordered the centeral government to legislate on the practice of triple talak. The Executive could not pass the bill during the monsoon session and came up with an ordinance criminalising the practice of triple talaq.

Mr Owaisi statement was regarding the the central government’s position on adultery, that by decriminalising adultery, it would destroy the sanctity of marriage .

by Cibe Chakravarthy Selvaraj