By dismissing the review petitions against the Section 377 order, the Supreme Court has shown how selective it is in enforcing the rights of minorities. Here is a well written piece on the hypocritical attitude adopted by the Apex Court.
A lot has been said regarding India’s anti-sodomy law – section 377. So, here’s a succinct piece that sums up the arguments for getting rid of the archaic law.
The Indian Supreme Court today refused to review its December 2013 verdict that re-criminalized private, consensual sex between adults.
The Indian government has filed a review petition with the Supreme Court against the prior verdict upholding Section 377 of the IPC’s constitutional validity.
The Government had earlier expressed disappointment at the verdict, calling it a regressive judgment that went against the founding principles of the country.
Looking at the nationwide, and worldwide, outrage at the Section 377 judgment, I have to wonder – did the two Supreme Court Justices know what they were doing?
In a move that’ll put India 4 years behind and criminalize sodomy with a term of life imprisonment, the Supreme Court of India set aside the Delhi High Court’s judgment of 2009 that decriminalized private consensual sex between adults.
India will now join the ranks of countries criminalizing sodomy and homosexuality. it will be 83rd such country to do so.