Section 494 IPC which criminalises bigamy challenged before Kerala High Court

The petitioner has approached the court seeking a declaration that Section 494 of the IPC is violative of Article 14 of Constitution of India and to strike down the same.

The Kerala High Court recently issued notice to the Kerala government on a plea challenging the constitutionality of Section 494 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which penalises the act of bigamy - the offence of marrying someone while already married to another person.

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