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Modi, Shah discussed constitution of council of ministers until this morning

The appearance of the Delhi residence of BJP chief Shah bore resemblance with that of Gujarat Bhawan after the 2014 election results

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Section 377: The law traces back to the rule of King Henry VIII in 1533

New Delhi: The Supreme Court, which unanimously struck down part of the British-era law that criminalised gay sex, has traced the history of the 158-year-old provision in its judgment back to the reign of King Henry VIII in 1533. A five-judge constitution bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices RF Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud, and […]

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समलैंगिकता अपराध नहीं लेकिन समलैंगिक विवाह और संबंध प्रकृति संगत नहीं — आरएसएस

नई दिल्ली—सुप्रीम कोर्ट द्वारा समलैंगिक संबंधों को अपराध की श्रेणी से बाहर रखे जाने पर राष्ट्रीय स्वयं सेवक संघ(आरएसएस) ने बयान दिया है। संघ ने समलैंगिका को अपराध की श्रेणी से बाहर मानते हुए कहा कि सुप्रीम कोर्ट के निर्णय की तरह हम भी इस को अपराध नहीं मानते लेकिन ऐसे संबंध प्रकृति विरुद्ध हैं। संघ के […]

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परस्पर सहमति से अप्राकृतिक यौन संबंध अपराध नहीं— न्यायालय

नई दिल्ली—उच्चतम न्यायालय ने गुरूवार को एकमत से अपनी व्यवस्था में कहा कि परस्पर सहमति से वयस्कों के बीच समलैंगिक यौन संबंध अपराध नहीं है। न्यायालय ने कहा कि ऐसे यौन संबंधों को अपराध के दायर में रखने संबंधी भारतीय दंड संहिता की धारा 377 के प्रावधान से संविधान में प्रदत्त समता और गरिमा के […]

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SC strikes down Section 377 as violative of right to equality

New Delhi: Writing history, the Supreme Court today ruled in favour of decriminalising Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously decriminalised part of the 158-year-old colonial law under Section 377 of the IPC which criminalises consensual unnatural sex. Section 377 refers to ‘unnatural offences’ and […]

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Celebs cheer Section 377 verdict

New Delhi: In a historic verdict, the Supreme Court today declared that homosexuality is not an offence in India. “Section 377 is irrational and arbitrary. The sexual orientation of an individual is natural and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a violation of freedom of expression,” Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra said, reading […]

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Section 377: Centre leaves it to the wisdom of SC to decide validity

New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it would leave it to the wisdom of its judges to decide on the constitutional validity of Section 377 on the issue of criminalising unnatural intercourse between two consenting adults. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, which is hearing a batch […]

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Sec 377 Quit India, says LGBT community

Mumbai: Members of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community today took out `Pride March’ through the city streets. The theme of the parade this year was `Section 377 Quit India’, stressing the community’s demand to do away with section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises sex “against the order of nature”. Pride marches […]

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SC refers plea against section 377 of IPC to larger bench

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today referred to a larger bench a plea seeking decriminalisation of gay sex between two consenting adults. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said the issue arising out of section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) required to be debated […]

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Gagging With Gay Abandon

Reproduced from a blog post dated 5 July 2009, as it has found relevance all over again due to the Supreme Court’s act of reviewing its decision to strike down the Delhi High Court order of that year: [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he ruling by the Delhi High Court that treating consensual gay sex as a crime is a […]