STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Gay Sex: SC Agrees to Consider Plea

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to consider the plea for an open court hearing on curative petitions filed by gay rights activists against its verdict of criminalising homosexuality.

Published: 04th April 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th April 2014 01:14 AM   |  A+A-

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to consider the plea for an open court hearing on curative petitions filed by gay rights activists against its verdict of criminalising homosexuality.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, before whom the matter was mentioned by senior lawyers, said it would first go through the documents and then decide. Curative petition is the last judicial resort available for redressal of grievances in court and is normally considered by judges in-chamber without granting opportunity to parties to argue the case.

The petitioners, including NGO Naz Foundation, contended that there was an error in the judgement delivered on December 11 last year as it was based on old law.

“The judgement was reserved on March 27, 2012, but the verdict was delivered after around 21 months and during this period lots of changes took place including amendment in laws which were not considered by the Bench which delivered the judgement,” senior advocate Ashok Desai told the Bench.

Other senior advocates Harish Salve, Mukul Rohatgi, Anand Grover and other lawyers also supported Desai and pleaded for an open court hearing.

They submitted that the case should have been heard by the Constitution Bench instead of two-Judge Bench which heard and delivered the verdict on the controversial issue.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp