Recently, a plea has been moved by 5 individuals through Advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain in the honourable Supreme Court of India. Where the petitioner prayed that Section- 494 of IPC and Section-2 of Shariat Application Act enabled a Muslim men to take more than 1 wife be declared as unconstitutional. Petitioner stated that Section- 494 of IPC is violating Article- 14,15(1) of the constitution of India.
Patna HC took suo moto cognizance on an allegation related to assault on a judicial officer on the basis of news published in the newspaper.
The Punjab and Haryana HC has observed that only the family members or near relatives of the deceased, can claim to be ‘persons aggrieved’ to file case under Section-499 of the IPC.