No ban on gay sex, says AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said Thursday that it was disappointed with a Supreme Court ruling upholding section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that bans gay sex.

IANS| Updated: Dec 12, 2013, 21:31 PM IST

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said Thursday that it was disappointed with a Supreme Court ruling upholding section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that bans gay sex.

"The Supreme Court judgment thus criminalizes the personal behaviour of consenting adults," AAP said in a statement.

"All those who are born with or choose a different sexual orientation would thus be placed at the mercy of the police.

"This not only violates the human rights of such individuals, but goes against the liberal values of our constitution and the spirit of our times," it said.

AAP said it hoped the Supreme Court would review the Wednesday judgment, which overruled a 2009 Delhi High Court ruling, and that parliament would step in to repeal the archaic law.