Section 377

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

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.

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

#NoSection377: Read Krishnan Venugopal written submissions

The Senior Advocate refers to the chilling effect that Section 377 has upon the LGBT community’s pursuit of justice, as they fear being persecuted by the police under the impugned section, rather than act upon their complaints.

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

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 will begin hearing of 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 10,2018

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