Section 377 Hearing

A Constitution Bench of the SC is hearing several petitions challenging the constitutionality of Section 377 of the IPC. The court has to decide whether to abolish the section or read it down to exclude consensual same-sex acts.

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In 2009, the Delhi High Court read down Section 377 to exclude consensual acts in Naz Foundation case

In 2013, the SC reversed the Delhi HC judgment and upheld Section 377

LGBT activists and individuals are alleging violation of Articles 14, 15, 19 and 21 of the Constitution as Section 377 has become a means to harass the LGBT community

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In 2009, the Delhi High Court read down Section 377 to exclude consensual acts in Naz Foundation case

In 2013, the SC reversed the Delhi HC judgment and upheld Section 377

LGBT activists and individuals are alleging violation of Articles 14, 15, 19 and 21 of the Constitution as Section 377 has become a means to harass the LGBT community