Adultery may soon just be a social offence than a crime.
According to the draft National Policy on Criminal Justice authored by the Madhava Menon committee, treating an adulterer as a criminal actually becomes an obstacle in any rapprochement between husband and wife, besides making the accused vulnerable to extortionist policemen.
The committee draft comes as a shot in the arm for the National Commission for Women that had sought to de-criminalise adultery by recommending that it be treated as a social rather than a criminal offence.
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