Shashi Tharoor, who had tried to introduce a bill to decriminalise consensual sex between consenting adults, also believes that this is a positive move.
Tharoor’s bill was defeated in the Lok Sabha within minutes.
Whether the matter is admitted or heard will be decided by the 5-judge bench. The court has not set a date for the next hearing.
If the curative petition is registered, the apex court will see the opposing and the supporting parties fight over its own decision from 2013.
The Catholic church and the Muslim law board representatives were the only two oppositions to the case.