Recently we saw this article
Actress Ranjitha who had been into controversy, following the video clips of her in compromising positions with Swamy Nithyanandha, is said to be hiding in Kerala, according to some websites. It is also rumored that the state police has already found out her hideout and will soon arrest her.[Ranjitha in Kerala?]
You can probably argue that adultery is a crime, but as far as we know, only the man is at fault and that too with lots of if conditions.
Section 147 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which makes adultery a crime for men lays down a sentence of up to five years in jail and also a fine. But an offence is registered only if the “aggrieved” husband whose wife has cheated on him files a criminal complaint against the other man. The state or the police can’t act on their own, nor on a complaint made by any other person. And the existing law clearly says that a wife shall not be punishable even as an `abettor’. [Centre mulling law to punish cheating wives too]
It bothers us when the Government gets into the business of enforcing morality. It reminds us of Saudi Arabia and Taliban and the Ministry of Virtue and Vice. In our opinion, the Government should stay out such activities and focus on making sure that more Pakistanis don’t come by boats and kill Indians and more Maoists don’t kill CRPF soldiers. If we are old enough to vote, we are old enough to decide whom to sleep with as well.