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Section 377 - Has been Repealed!


Submitted by OhMojo Location: All India (All India, India)

Right now the Supreme Court of India is hearing petitions filed by various parties for the repeal of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that makes homosexual acts a crime. This section indirectly makes being gay in India a crime. In 2009 the Delhi high court repealed it and decriminalized homosexuality which was a big step forward for the gay community in India. Unfortunately in 2013 the Supreme Court stayed this decision by the Delhi High Court and criminalized homosexuality again.

Thankfully after some time the Supreme Court agreed to review its own decision and allowed a curative petition to be filed to be heard by a constitutional bench. Meanwhile the privacy and other related judgements by the Supreme court in the intervening years have strengthened the arguments for repeal of Section 377 which has resulted in the latest strings of petitions.

The hearing on these petitions started on 10th of July 2018.

OhMojo.com hopes the Supreme Court does the right thing and corrects its own flawed judgement what was most definitely not in the spirit of the rights granted to the citizens of India by the constitution.

What do you think? Will Section 377 get repealed for good this time around?

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Sasmathu
Posted On Sep 5, 2018 - 05:19 PM

Fingers crossed. Lets break the barriers. Lets not loose more lives because of stigma.

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OhMojo
Posted On Sep 5, 2018 - 05:26 PM

Hope the Supreme Court rights the wrongs of the past. Best of luck to everyone!

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Lips4hugepoles
Posted On Sep 5, 2018 - 07:27 PM

Excellent. Hope it turns out well

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OhMojo
Posted On Sep 6, 2018 - 05:45 AM

The verdict is expected anytime now. Could happen within the next hour!

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OhMojo
Posted On Sep 6, 2018 - 05:48 AM

Bar and bench twitter account is posting live updates (they did a really good job during the hearing too!).

The Full court reference has concluded and the court will reassemble at 11:30 for pronouncing the verdict.

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Silvertop
Posted On Sep 6, 2018 - 06:06 AM

Am praying that the verdict is in our favour

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Gayparity
Posted On Sep 6, 2018 - 06:18 AM

I'm really hoping for the best, fingure crossed . Rapid heart beats . Any updates?

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Gayparity
Posted On Sep 6, 2018 - 06:21 AM

OMG. Congratulations to everyone. We won .... Hurray

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acidrock
Posted On Sep 6, 2018 - 06:38 AM

CONGRATS TO ALL MY LGBT BROTHERS AND SISTERS. ENJOY FREEDOM IN UR FREE COUNTRY. AND ALWAYS HAVE FAITH IN HUMANITY AND JUSTICE. PEACE OUT

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OhMojo
Posted On Sep 6, 2018 - 06:39 AM

Congratulations to everyone on this historic day. OhMojo.com celebrates this day with everyone!

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Nisha Chudwani
Posted On Sep 6, 2018 - 06:43 AM

Congratulation to all I think its good time and opportunity to celebrate this a very big historic event of India

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Gayparity
Posted On Sep 6, 2018 - 06:45 AM

Really happy,. We can now fight with bastards who looted, tortured us throught and show them their place.

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OhMojo
Posted On Sep 6, 2018 - 06:48 AM

This case is much more than just decriminalising a provision. It is about an aspiration to realise Constitutional rights and equal existence of LGBT community as other citizens

- Justice DY Chandrachud of the Supreme Court while pronouncing the verdict

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OhMojo
Posted On Sep 6, 2018 - 06:49 AM

Gays, Lesbians, Bi-sexual and Transgenders have equal rights as other citizens.

- Justice DY Chandrachud

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