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India’s highest court has removed homosexuality from the category of crime on Thursday. According to this, gay relationships created between two adults with mutual consent will no longer be considered a crime.

The constitutional bench of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Deepak Mishra, Justice Rohinton Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandchood and Justice Indu Malhotra attended the matter.

Section 377 was challenged in court in 1994 for the first time. After 24 years and several appeals, a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court has given the final verdict.
Chief justice Deepak Mishra said that whatever is as it should be accepted in the same form.
What did the judge say?
Justice DY Chandrachud has said that today’s decision is a small step to give this community its right. Nobody has the right to peep into the personal life of the LGBT community.

Justice Indu Malhotra said that no one will be forgiven for the discrimination that has taken place earlier with this community.

Justice Nariman said that this is not a mental illness. The Central Government should explain the decisions of the Supreme Court so that the LGBT community is not considered to be stigmatized.

What did the petitioners say?

Welcoming the decision, Krishna, petitioner of IIT Mumbai said, “Even after getting admission in IIT, there was not much happiness as today is happening. I am so happy that the eyes do not stop tears. This decision will make a difference in my life, but it is of course that now without any depression, without any fear we will be able to lead a life too. ”

Keshav Suri of Lalit Group of Hotels welcomed the decision and spoke to the BBC. According to them the fight is still pending. We will have to fight for our rights ahead. But getting out of the scope of crime is a big achievement in itself. The Supreme Court and the community need to apologize to us.

Earlier, in the year 2013, the Supreme Court reversed the Delhi High Court verdict and put it in the category of crime.

Homosexuality was considered a crime in the Indian Penal Code (IPC). According to Section 377 of the IPC, whoever made unnatural relations with any man, woman or animal, then the provision for life imprisonment was given to 10 years or imprisonment for life. There was also a provision of penalties and it was placed in the category of non-bailable offense.

After this, the Supreme Court found many petitions opposing it. 20 IIT students had filed a petition in conjunction with the Naz Foundation. Apart from this, different people had also approached the court about homosexual relations, including Keshav Suri of ‘The Lalit Hotels’.

The Supreme Court got more than 30 petitions against Section 377.

Among the petitioners, the oldest name is the Naz Foundation, which in 2001 also demanded the removal of section 377 from the criminal category.

What did the Chief Justice say?



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