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India decriminalizes gay sex in landmark ruling

6 September 2018 12:33 pm - 19     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Supreme Court read down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, decriminalising consensual gay sex on Thursday.

A five judge constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, had concluded hearings on this contentious issue and reserved its verdict on July 17.

Section 377 refers to ‘unnatural offences’ and says whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 10 years, and shall also be liable to pay a fine. (Hindustan times)

  Comments - 19

  • jayantha Thursday, 06 September 2018 12:42 PM

    good ,

    Ceylon Thursday, 06 September 2018 12:49 PM

    All humans are equall.i humans are descriminating against other humans.sex is a personel matter,none of others business.

    DillonDP Thursday, 06 September 2018 12:56 PM

    Well its high time we too get rid of the similar law which is existing in our country

    Sha Thursday, 06 September 2018 03:47 PM

    Gmoa will protest

    Cluless Thursday, 06 September 2018 06:22 PM

    How about lesbians?

    kaboos Thursday, 06 September 2018 01:00 PM

    Bravo this landmark ruling will reduce rape cases. in India.

    Stan Thursday, 06 September 2018 01:41 PM

    Are you suggesting that all homosexuals are rapists? if so, you're wrong.

    Jawid Thursday, 06 September 2018 02:23 PM

    Kabbos, rape is not consensual sex.

    ANTON Thursday, 06 September 2018 01:02 PM

    WHO WILL REQUEST THAT IN SRILANKA ?

    DillonDP Thursday, 06 September 2018 02:51 PM

    Well matter of fact it is a basic human right to value. our finanace minister is a open gay and it is something that is remarkable for least he has a backbone to be upfront with

    generation sin Thursday, 06 September 2018 01:58 PM

    God's anger will come on to India soon do r generations

    Dinesh Thursday, 06 September 2018 02:28 PM

    But didn't god create man in his own image? So whatever man becomes .... so was/is god. Stop demonstrating your ignorance and homophobia even now.

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 06 September 2018 02:29 PM

    So then why did god create lesbians and homosexuals?

    Lal Thursday, 06 September 2018 02:51 PM

    Why isn't this all powerful thing in heaven punishing penguins, bonibos, lions etc?

    Mr X Thursday, 06 September 2018 02:06 PM

    A step in the wrong direction for India.

    Citizen Thursday, 06 September 2018 03:43 PM

    This will make one political party in Sri Lanka very happy!

    Singhela Thursday, 06 September 2018 03:51 PM

    Only an open minded, fair and just society would decriminalize same sex relationships and marriage, and any form of bigotory and prejudice. Unfortunately we may be someway from achieving that goal.

    redd Thursday, 06 September 2018 03:59 PM

    well in srilanka, gays run the country! one step ahead of india

    VJ Friday, 07 September 2018 09:20 PM

    It will be a long time before Sri Lanka will debate this, we are now discussing FGM.


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