SECTION 377

  • Hundreds march in New Delhi for gay pride in Modi's India December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Hundreds of people danced, sang and cheered in a gay pride parade in New Delhi on Sunday, the first since the country's top court reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy. Multi-coloured balloons, masquerade masks and wigs, a huge rainbow flag and a St. Bernard...
  • Bangalore techie arrested under Section 377 after wife discovers he is gay October 30, 2014

    Bangalore: A 32-year-old engineer working with a top software firm in Bangalore was arrested recently after his wife discovered that he is homosexual. The techie has been booked under the controversial Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalises homosexuality. "He has been charged under 377, intercourse against order of...
  • SC to hear plea against criminalising gay sex in open court April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a curative petition on gay rights in an open court. The petition was filed by gay rights activists demanding decriminalising gay sex. The plea challenged the Supreme Court verdict which held gay sex illegal. The apex court in December 2013 had reversed...
  • AAP unveils Mumbai manifesto, vows to decriminalise gay sex April 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Decriminalisation of gay sex by repealing section 377 of IPC, bringing more women officers in police force and "zero tolerance" towards crimes against women are some of the promises made by Aam Aadmi Party which on Thursday unveiled its Mumbai-centric "sankalp patra". "Mumbai is special(in itself),"activist-turned-politician and AAP's candidate from...
  • LGBT community shows distrust in electoral system, less turnout to vote April 10, 2014

    New Delhi Reflecting distrust in the electoral system, not many LGBT community members turned up to cast their vote in the national capital on Thursday. The community is miffed with most of the local and national parties ignoring their issues in their manifestos, saying "parties have distanced themselves from their plight." However,...
  • Naz foundation files curative petition against SC order on Section 377 April 3, 2014

    The Naz foundation has filed a curative petition in the Supreme Court challenging its ruling on Section 377 that criminalises homosexuality. In 2013, the Supreme Court had struck down the Delhi High Court judgement decriminalising homosexuality. The SC had previously dismissed petitions filed by the Centre. The Supreme Court on December...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 28, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • SC rejects review plea: Battle for gay rights faces uncertain future? January 28, 2014

    In another setback to the LGBT community in India, the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to review its verdict on criminalising gay sex. The court dismissed the review petitions filed by the Centre and gay rights activists against its December 2013 verdict. ...
  • News 360: Setback to gay activists, SC dismisses review petition January 28, 2014

    In yet another setback to the LGBT community, the Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a review petition filed by the Centre against its December 11, 2013 verdict criminalising gay sex. The court rejected the petition as it found no merit in it. ...
  • Sec 377: SC rejects plea against criminalising gay sex January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another setback to the LGBT community, the Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a review petition filed by the Centre against its December 11, 2013 verdict criminalising gay sex. The court rejected the petition as it found no merit in it. Seeking a stay on the operation of...
  • Section 377: SC to take up pleas seeking review of verdict today January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday take up petitions filed by Centre and rights activists seeking review of its verdict declaring gay sex an offence punishable up to life imprisonment. A bench of justices HL Dattu and SJ Mukhopadhaya will take up the petition in chamber to decide...
  • SC ruling on section 377 ruling hollow, shallow: Vikram Seth January 27, 2014

    Slamming the Supreme Court's ruling upholding Indian Penal Code's (IPC)section 377, criminalising gay sex, celebrated author Vikram Seth on Sunday said the judgement was "ethically hollow and intellectually shallow." "Just because a population is miniscule do you forgo their fundamental rights? Its ethically hollow and intellectually shallow," he said during a...
  • Suman Sridhar reinvents classic Indian pop song as anti377 anthem January 15, 2014

    Singer Suman Sridhar, who has been pretty vocal about her dislike for Supreme Court's December verdict which has deemed homosexuality illegal in India, assembled a band in July last year to do a cover version of the classic Indian pop song 'Evening in Gay Maharashtra'. She said that the classic had...
  • Comments by some ministers on Section 377 not in good taste: SC January 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has taken exception to the statements made by Cabinet ministers against the recent ruling on Section 377. The apex court on Friday said that some of the statements are not in good taste. While it has refused to pass any order against the ministers, it...
  • How to 'ungay' a person: Imran Khan stars in AIB's satirical video December 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Imran Khan is the latest star to feature in AIB's series of satirical video. The actor answers some hilarious FAQs that people ask in India about homosexuals. The video gives out a strong message against the recent Supreme Court judgement which has upheld section 377 of the legislation...
  • The Last Word: Does focus on rape laws, gay rights, AAP show 2013 as a year of people's power? December 24, 2013

    The year 2013 has seen a rise in people's participation in various issues ranging from strong rape laws to the recent protest against the Supreme Court order on Section 377. The year also witnessed the infamous IPL spot fixing scandal. People's anger against the government even led to the emergence...
  • Naz Foundation files review petition against SC order on Section 377 December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Naz Foundation on Tuesday filed a review petition against the Supreme Court judgment on Section 377. They are also seeking an interim stay of the order after it had set aside the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality, saying gay sex is illegal. Earlier, the Centre had already...
  • I was deeply saddened by SC verdict over Section 377: Justice AP Shah December 22, 2013

    Speaking to CNNIBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Justice AP Shah described the Supreme Court judgment on Section 377 of the IPC as disappointing and said "my first feeling was deep sadness about the LGBT community." ...
  • SC judgement on Section 377 disappointing, says Justice AP Shah December 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Delhi High Court judge and Law Commission Chairman AP Shah described the Supreme Court judgment on Section 377 of the IPC as disappointing. He was speaking to CNNIBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Justice Shah said given the subject matter, he thought that their views would prevail. Here...
  • BJP ambivalent on homosexuality law, says debate not yet over December 20, 2013

    BJP on Friday suggested that its stand on the Supreme Court judgement on Section 377 of IPC which upheld criminality of homosexual relations is still open, saying the debate over the issue is not yet over. "If you look at the issue, I don't think the debate is still over.... The...
  • Centre files review plea against Supreme Court ruling on Section 377 December 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The Centre has filed a review petition against the Supreme Court's ruling on Section 377 that criminalises homosexuality. The Congress had voiced out disappointment over the apex court's order after it had set aside the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality, saying gay sex is illegal. "The Govt...
  • Congress sends defamation notice to Ramdev for calling party workers 'homosexuals' December 20, 2013

    Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee's Legal and Human Rights Department's General Secretary Pramod Kumar Dwivedi sent a defamation notice on Thursday to yoga guru Ramdev for his controversial remarks against fellow party workers on the issue of homosexuality. The yoga guru had reportedly said, "It appears that many Congress activists were supporting...
  • Facebook deletes photo of gay Sikh kissing a man, suspends account, sparks heated debate December 18, 2013

    Facebook has suspended the account of Kanwar Anit Singh Saini, a 32yearold gay Sikh man who posted a picture of him kissing another man, protesting section 377 that criminalises gay sex. Saini's post sparked a heated debate on LGBT rights and Sikhism with support pouring in from across the world. "Last...
  • Congress against Section 377 as its leaders are homosexuals: Ramdev December 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Baba Ramdev once again made a scathing attack on the Congress on Tuesday and called most of the party members are homosexual. While objecting to the Congress's soft stance on homosexuality and Section 377, Ramdev said that seems most of the Congress member homosexual and so they are...
  • The Last Word: Is BJP not in sync with India on Section 377? December 16, 2013

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has finally made its stand clear on Section 377 and has come out strongly in support of Section 377. The party chief Rajnath Singh said we will state that we support Section 377 because we believe that homosexuality is an unnatural act and cannot be supported....
  • Homosexuality an imported disease, needs treatment, says VHP December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Terming as "historic" the Supreme Court decision upholding legal provision against same sex relations, VHP on Monday said homosexuality was an "imported disease" which needed treatment. In a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Vishwa Hindu Parishad said the government should treat the spread of...
  • Devil's Advocate: Judgement by SC on Section 377 is terrible, stresses Vikram Seth December 15, 2013

    After the Supreme Court upheld Indian Penal Code Section 377, writer Vikram seth stressed that the judgement was terrible. 'I am absolutely astounded by the narrow minded, uncompassionate, limited blinkered judgement of the particular bench,' Seth said. ...
  • #GlobalDayOfRage live tweets: #NoGoingBack protests against Section 377 December 15, 2013

    Several LGBT advocacy groups and activists are protesting against the reinstation of criminality of homosexuality in India (Section 377 of the IPC) by the Supreme Court in India and in many cities across the world. "This Judgment has inspired anger across different sections of society around the world. While the...
  • Protest at Jantar Mandar against SC verdict ruling gay sex illegal December 15, 2013

    New Delhi: After the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld Indian Penal Code Section 377 and passed a ruling making gay sex illegal, LGBT community erupted in protests across the country. On Sunday, protests are being held at Jantar Mantar in the national capital. Several activists have gathered at the venue...