Sec 377 Verdict: One Year On

History was made on 6 September, 2018 when the Supreme Court delivered a landmark judgment, watering down a 157-year-old British-era law that criminalised even consensual homosexual relations. It is no longer a crime to be gay in India.

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SC’s verdict was in response to petitions moved by dancer Navtej Jauhar, journalist Sunil Mehra, chef Ritu Dalmia, hoteliers Aman Nath and Keshav Suri and business executive Ayesha Kapur

The verdict was delivered by a bench headed by then CJI Dipak Misra and inlcuded justices R F Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra

Justice Indu Malhotra wrote, “Members of the LGBT community and their family members are owed an apology from society for being denied equal rights over the years.”

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SC’s verdict was in response to petitions moved by dancer Navtej Jauhar, journalist Sunil Mehra, chef Ritu Dalmia, hoteliers Aman Nath and Keshav Suri and business executive Ayesha Kapur

The verdict was delivered by a bench headed by then CJI Dipak Misra and inlcuded justices R F Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra

Justice Indu Malhotra wrote, “Members of the LGBT community and their family members are owed an apology from society for being denied equal rights over the years.”

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