The Supreme Court on Monday asked the government to file its response within a week to a plea seeking quashing of Section 377 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalises homosexuality. The Supreme court has asked the government to clear its stand on what it is going to say with regard to the criminalisation of consensual adult sexual activity. The top court has asked Centre’s response on PIL which says that criminalisation of a choice of an adult is unconstitutional. It is a discrimination against the particular category of a person because of their sexual orientation and it also violates Article 40 and 21 of the constitution.
April 23 / NewsX