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Should adulterers be let off lightly?

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Last updated on: February 14, 2007 14:34 IST

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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