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Brunei introduces harsh new sharia laws that make adultery and homsexuality punishable by stoning to death

Brunei has recently introduced harsh new Islamic laws that make adultery and homsexuality punishable by stoning to death. The new measures also cover a range of other crimes, including punishment for theft by amputation. The move makes Brunei the first place in Southeast Asia to have a sharia penal code at the national level. The ..

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Brunei enacts Sharia Law, Strong Islam

Brunei has enacted a new penal code which falls under Sharia law and imposes death by stoning for adultery and even gay sex, amputations for theft and widespread criticism. There has been widespread criticism over the move. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, has been an absolute monarch since 51 years of the oil-rich nation, had initially announced ..

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Adultery: Supreme Court declares Section 497 of IPC unconstitutional

Supreme Court has unanimously struck down Section 497 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860 that makes adultery punishable offence for men. The judgment was given by five-judge bench of the Supreme Court including Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on petition filed by non-resident Keralite  Joseph Shine. Justice Indu Malhotra was lone woman judge on ..

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