Tag: Section 377

Delhi: Woman raped by another woman, fails to lodge complaint after SC verdict on Sec-377

Delhi: Woman raped by another woman, fails to lodge complaint after SC verdict on Sec-377

Days after Supreme Court’s momentous verdict of decriminalising Section 377 which deals with homosexuality as crime, a horrifying incident come forward. A 25-year-old woman in Delhi alleged that she was raped by a 19-year-old woman in Delhi, however, couldn’t file a complaint against the accused after the Supreme Court’s landmark[Read More…]

First transgender toilet in Kerala

Kerala gets first transgender toilet in government college

After Mysore and Bhopal, Kerala becomes the third Indian city to have a separate toilet for the transgender community. A Kerala Government college has constructed an exclusive toilet for third gender community to push to transgender rights. Toilets have always been a flashpoint for transgender rights. Earlier, the Central government[Read More…]

BJP declares first list of candidate for Chhattisgarh, denies ticket to 14 MLAs

What will be BJP’s concern on gay rights political fallout

More than the social impact of the Supreme Court’s judgment on gay rights, what will be of concern to the ruling party at the Centre is its political fallout. Hence, the eloquent silence of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the subject. For the BJP and its ideological mentor, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), any expansion[Read More…]

Section 377 verdict: Timeline of legal battle

Section 377 verdict: Timeline of legal battle

The following is a timeline of the LGBTIQ community’s fight against the colonial era law criminalising homosexuality: 1991: AIDS Bhedbhav Virodhi Andolan (ABVA) is first to raise its voice against Section 377 of IPC. The NGO comes out with a report about ostracism faced by the LGBTIQ community. 1994: ABVA[Read More…]

Provide treatment, security to acid attack victim, SC tells UP

Five points from Supreme Court verdict on Section 377

Supreme Court strikes down Section 377 in unanimous verdict on Thursday. CJI Dipak Misra says there is a consensus among the judgments, which means all the judges are in agreement on the criminalisation of Section 377. 1) NALSA – Rights of LGBTQ community recognized including life with dignity. In the same vein, at[Read More…]

Bihar likely to deploy transgender guards for women security

Transgenders unlikely to be spared from Sec 377 of IPC

In India, transgenders are unlikely to be spared from the ambit of the law criminalising homosexuality, contrary to the recommendation of a parliamentary panel, reported TOI. Sources said the legality of Section 377 of IPC, which makes homosexuality a crime, is pending before the Supreme Court, a reason why the[Read More…]

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Vicks’ bold new ad is making viewers emotional

India is hailed as the world’s largest democracy. The spirit of a democracy lies in its diverse and inclusive nature. But, intolerance and prejudice against the LGBTQ community is still prevalent. Section 377, a law which criminalises consensual sex between homosexuals, still prevails in democratic India. The draconian law, based on[Read More…]

Homophobic leaders

SC refuses to hear 377 petition, CJI to decide its future

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to examine a fresh Public Interest Litigation filed by a group of LGBT celebrities challenging the validity of penal provision incriminating gay sex. A bench headed by Justice S A Bobde ruled that the new petition will be placed before the Chief Justice of[Read More…]

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