I believe it's time we debated Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalises sexual activity of LGBTs. It is an egregious and illiberal Section that must be repealed, Amish Tripathi opines.
Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalises sexual acts "against the order of the nature" -- which affects the rights of LGBTs (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgenders) -- is an "egregious and illiberal section" and it "must be repealed", says Amish Tripathi, whose mythological fiction titles have sold more than four million copies. There is widespread support for the scrapping of Section 377 among writers and intellectuals in India and the likes of noted poet Vikram Seth and writer-politician Shashi Tharoor have openly advocated repealing of this Victorian-era statute.
September 3 / News Minute