Section 377 Matter Re-opened for Debate by Supreme Court


Today will see the last legal attempt to root out Section 377. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
Today will see the last legal attempt to root out Section 377. (Photo: The Quint)
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Section 377 Matter Re-opened for Debate by Supreme Court

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Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor, who had tried to introduce a bill to decriminalise consensual sex between consenting adults, also believes that this is a positive move.

It is good. The Supreme Court has reopened this issue. It is evident that they want to take it in a positive direction. This is a positive development.
Shashi Tharoor, Congress MP

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.

Rainbow Coloured Twitter

Twitter was instantly turned rainbow coloured with the re-opening of the case. The elation is almost tangible:

Even though the step has been taken, the matter will be re-opened only after the 5-judge bench agrees to admit the curative petition.

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