Supreme Court of India has struck down IPC section 497:

A five-judge bench of the court ruled that section 497 of the Indian Penal Code violates women’s right to equality and treats them like the property of their husbands. “It’s time to say that (a) husband is not the master of (his) wife,” Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra read out from the judgement.

  • So, now, can any married person get a divorce without any arguments and/or accusing their partners, based on the 'right to choose' as a fundamental right?

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Different civil codes provide methods for divorce, but in all of them, they have outlined clear "grounds for divorce". One must provide one of these as a reason for divorce.

While adultery is no longer a crime, it is still a ground for divorce.

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