In a huge setback for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community, the Supreme Court has set aside the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality and had struck down Section 377. While setting aside the 2009 Delhi High Court order, the apex court observed that Section 377 is a valid constitutional provision. However, the court said that the appropriate changes in Section 377 can be made through legislation and Parliament must take a decision on the controversial issue and that the judiciary has no role in it.
Protests erupted on Wednesday after the supreme court upheld section 377 of the IPC that criminalises gay sex. An over 150 year old section that the Delhi High Court had struck down 4 years ago on grounds that it was against constitutional liberty and morality.
After Aam Aadmi Party made a spectacular debut by winning 28 seats in the recently-concluded Delhi elections, the party on Wednesday took out a massive rally at Jantar Mantar to celebrate its victory. Meanwhile, all eyes are on Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung as he will have to take a call on the government formation in Delhi where no party succeeded in getting a majority.
There was shock, anger and disappointment among the LGBT community across India as the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld Section 377 and set aside the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality.
e Lounge Unwind: Shahid, Sonakshi talk about 'R...Rajkumar' In an interview to CNN-IBN actors Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha share their experience in their upcoming movie 'R... Rajkumar'. They also talk about how they used the 'Prabhudeva' and 'Shotgun' effects in the film. The film is set to be released on December 6.
Expect a headway in Uranium sale soon: Australian Foreign Minister Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on her ongoing trip to India met External Affairs minister Salman Khurshid and discussed Nuclear agreements and economic ties along with the ongoing negotiations on uranium sale which seem to be unending. However, she said that there is commitment to sell uranium to India and a headway is expected soon.
Idol chat: I don't have to give auditions any more, says Shraddha Actress Shraddha Kapoor said that after her last hit 'Aashiqui 2' she doesn't have to give auditions anymore. Shraddha also recalled that people questioned her decision to do a Bollywood romantic musical drama film. "I felt happy when people said they like my performance in 'Aashiqui 2'," she added.