Section 377

  • AAP unveils Mumbai manifesto, vows to decriminalise gay sex 10-04-2014 09:23 PM

    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...
  • LGBT community shows distrust in electoral system, less turnout to vote 10-04-2014 08:20 PM

    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...
  • Naz foundation files curative petition against SC order on Section 377 03-04-2014 11:29 AM

    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...
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  • SC rejects review plea: Battle for gay rights faces uncertain future? 28-01-2014 09:54 PM

    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 28-01-2014 08:36 PM

    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 28-01-2014 02:10 PM

    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...
  • Section 377: SC to take up pleas seeking review of verdict today 28-01-2014 08:32 AM

    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 27-01-2014 12:30 AM

    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...
  • Suman Sridhar reinvents classic Indian pop song as anti-377 anthem 15-01-2014 03:22 PM

    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...
  • Comments by some ministers on Section 377 not in good taste: SC 03-01-2014 02:54 PM

    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 'un-gay' a person: Imran Khan stars in AIB's satirical video 26-12-2013 12:24 PM

    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? 24-12-2013 10:14 PM

    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 24-12-2013 03:06 PM

    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...
  • I was deeply saddened by SC verdict over Section 377: Justice AP Shah 22-12-2013 05:55 PM

    Speaking to CNN-IBN'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 22-12-2013 02:08 PM

    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 CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Justice Shah said given the subject matter, he thought that their views would prevail....
  • BJP ambivalent on homosexuality law, says debate not yet over 20-12-2013 05:35 PM

    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.......
  • Centre files review plea against Supreme Court ruling on Section 377 20-12-2013 01:27 PM

    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...
  • Congress sends defamation notice to Ramdev for calling party workers 'homosexuals' 20-12-2013 08:04 AM

    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...
  • Facebook deletes photo of gay Sikh kissing a man, suspends account, sparks heated debate 18-12-2013 12:34 PM

    Facebook has suspended the account of Kanwar Anit Singh Saini, a 32-year-old 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....
  • Congress against Section 377 as its leaders are homosexuals: Ramdev 17-12-2013 03:30 PM

    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? 16-12-2013 09:29 PM

    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...
  • Homosexuality an imported disease, needs treatment, says VHP 16-12-2013 08:01 PM

    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...
  • #GlobalDayOfRage live tweets: #NoGoingBack protests against Section 377 15-12-2013 05:55 PM

    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 15-12-2013 01:00 PM

    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...
  • BJP backs Section 377, says western culture cannot be brought to India 15-12-2013 11:32 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party is sticking to its stand on Section 377 and has supported Supreme Court's ruling making gay sex illegal. The BJP on Sunday said western culture cannot be brought to India. Backing party President Rajanth Singh's views on Section 377, BJP spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi...
  • Homosexuality is an unnatural act and cannot be supported: BJP 14-12-2013 04:57 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has finally made its stand clear on Section 377 and has come out strongly in support of Section 377. "We will state that we support Section 377 because we believe that homosexuality is an unnatural act and cannot be supported." party chief Rajnath...
  • Comment: Breaking down the SC judgement on Section 377 13-12-2013 12:04 PM

    Suresh Kumar Koushal vs Naz Foundation The Supreme Court of India on December 11, 2013 set aside the landmark judgment of the Delhi High Court in Naz Foundation v. NCT of Delhi, in which the High Court had held that Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) is unconstitutional...
  • Australian court rejects law allowing gay marriage 13-12-2013 09:15 AM

    Sydney: Australia's highest court struck down a landmark law on Thursday that had begun allowing the country's first gay marriages, shattering the dreams of more than two dozen same-sex newlyweds whose marriages will now be annulled less than a week after their weddings. The federal government had challenged the validity...