LGBTQI

Section 377

Challenges beyond 377

While the Supreme Court will to decrimnalise consensual same-sex relationships is pretty clear to many, there are important issues to address, such as formulating anti-discrimination laws for private sector, making rape laws gender neutral to incorporate homosexual consensual sex acts, as well as move to recognize same-sex marriage.

August 13,2018

LGBTQI

Memorandum to Kejriwal on Alka Lamba's transphobic remarks

Alka Lamba has been criticised on social media for stereotyping the trans community by calling them "beech wale" who clap loudly ("thaali peetna"). Despite being called out on Twitter for her transphobic remarks, she has neither pulled down her tweet, nor has apologised for it.

August 7,2018

Civil Society

WSS condemn transphobia

WSS statement points to the diverse forms of discrimination faced by the community, aggravated by the class and caste hierarchies. Members of transgender community have been historically deprived of their legitimate natural and constitutional rights.

August 6,2018

Section 377

Day 4: #NoSection377: Live updates from SC

The five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court, presided over by Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra is hearing a batch of petitions challenging section 377 of IPC which criminalises and penalises what it terms an “unnatural offence”, insofar as provision adversely affect consensual relations between adults.

July 17,2018

Section 377

SC’s positive approach gives hope

The petitioners have heavily relied on the elaborate enunciation of privacy, autonomy, and dignity that protects the intimate relations of individuals in the privacy judgment delivered last year, along with the 2014 SC judgment in transgender rights.

Death Penalty

Death penalty is premeditated murder

The aim of punishment is reformative, otherwise everyone would get the death sentence for the smallest of crimes. The reformatory theory of punishment is one that acknowledges the guilt of society in creating a criminal.

July 15,2018

Section 377

Constitutional challenge to #Section377: 8 notable takeaways from the hearings so far

Indicative of a far more liberal, advanced and nuanced understanding of issues pertaining to sexuality as compared to 2013, the Court, through the conduct of its officers on both sides of the bench, has displayed a departure from the primitive and regressive understanding of homosexuality being a disease or a medical disorder.

July 12,2018

Section 377

Anand Grover's written submissions

'Prosecution of cases u/S377 increased and in particular blackmail and extorting became frequent. We get a lot of clients who are threatened with blackmail but cannot do anything because they are afraid of reporting to the police about that, lest they would be arrested under S377. This infringes their right to access justice.'

July 12,2018

Section 377

#NoSection377: Live updates from SC

The five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court, presided over by Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra is hearing a batch of petitions challenging section 377 of IPC which criminalises and penalises what it terms an “unnatural offence”, insofar as provision adversely affect consensual relations between adults.

July 12,2018

LGBTQI

Why Section 377 must go

In this video, we speak to Chayanika Shah, who talks about her life experiences as a queer woman in India and living with the hope of seeing Section 377 struck off from the rule books.

July 9,2018

LGBTQI

Boost for Privacy

Unless the privacy right is protected in the law, a very real risk exists that individual privacy will be eroded.

May 25,2018

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