A Ray of Hope for LGBTI Community

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07/09/2018

A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear petitions for scrapping Section 377 of the penal code, a 149-year-old archaic law which criminalizes homosexual acts and provides for a punishment of up to ten years in jail. The petitions were filed by 32 individuals, including celebrities, IITians and LGBT activists. In a landmark judgment hailed by LGBT community worldwide, the Delhi High Court had in 2009 declared the law unconstitutional.

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