Meanwhile, the Central government, yet again informed the Court that it is in consultation with several stakeholders on the issue and that it will need more time to formulate a stand.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the bench that the Court was dealing with the Constitutional validity of a provision which cannot be looked at from a microscopic angle and that the dignity of a woman and family issues are at stake here.
“It would not be possible for the government to respond immediately especially when no danger is being caused to anyone immediately therefore, I would request more time,” he said.
The bench, however, said that there are some people who are facing the abuse, and for them every day matters. Therefore, it cannot tell them that because this has been going on for 100 years there is no urgency.