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Decriminalising Section 377: DGP issues guidelines to Station House Officers

In suo motu cases, the investigators must find out whether the relation was consensual.

published on : 7th October 2018

UNHRC cites Indian apex court's ruling on gay sex, urges countries to amend laws

On September 6, a five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court of India unanimously decriminalised part of the colonial law under Section 377 which criminalised consensual gay sex.

published on : 26th September 2018

Singapore DJ challenges decriminalisation of Gay-sex in India in court

Sex between men remains illegal in Singapore due to a law inherited from the same colonial-era statute, although it is rarely enforced.

published on : 12th September 2018

Section 377 verdict: SC refers to global judgments that decriminalise gay sex

CJI Misra and Justice Khanwilkar mentioned the constitutional courts of United States, Canada, South Africa, Republic of Philippines and the European Court of Human Rights.

published on : 8th September 2018

Religious groups up in arms against Supreme Court's Section 377 verdict

Some of the groups are planning to approach the top court seeking a review of the verdict.

published on : 8th September 2018

Indian press lauds gay sex ruling but Narendra Modi's government stays silent

Banner front page headlines such as "Love at First Right", "Rainbow Nation" and "Independence Day" greeted the verdict of the top court to strike down the heart of Section 377.

published on : 7th September 2018

Section 377 verdict: It’s a very progressive step, say IIT petitioners from Telugu states

However, the Telugu petitioners have been quite reluctant about the kind of response they may receive back home.

published on : 7th September 2018

UN chief Antonio Guterres welcomes Supreme Court decision to decriminalise gay sex with hashtag LoveWins

The top court decriminalised part of the Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalises consensual gay sex, saying it was irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary.

published on : 7th September 2018

Relief for those accused of consensual gay sex and facing trial: Officials

Gay and lesbian people, who flock to places like Goa, can now roam freely, without any fear of being prosecuted.

published on : 7th September 2018

LGBTQ community celebrates historic Supreme Court verdict on Section 377

A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court unanimously decriminalised part of the 158-year-old colonial law under Section 377 of the IPC, which criminalises consensual unnatural sex.

published on : 6th September 2018

Section 377: Huge thumbs up for humanity, says Karan Johar on Supreme Court verdict decriminalising homosexuality

Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar has tweeted that the verdict by Supreme Court decriminalising homosexuality and abolishing part of Section 377 is a huge thumbs up for humanity and equal rights.

published on : 6th September 2018

Section 377 verdict: Supreme Court legalises homosexuality

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and comprising Rohinton Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra pronounced the verdict.

published on : 6th September 2018

Section 377 verdict: SC to decide on validity of criminalising same sex relations shortly

A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had reserved its verdict on July 17 after hearing various stakeholders, including gay rights activists.

published on : 5th September 2018

Section 377: Five people, one cause, one victorious fight

Though only one argued the case in the courtroom, the other four were involved in backroom research and made significant contributions to the arguments.

published on : 22nd July 2018

Section 377: Supreme Court reserves verdict on pleas, asks parties to file written submissions

A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra concluded hearing the arguments on the contentious issue after detailed hearing of four days, which had commenced on July 10.

published on : 17th July 2018
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