Section 377

Protest outside Delhi school after Nigerian student alleges sexual assault

Protest outside Delhi school after Nigerian student alleges sexual assault

Nigerian nationals on Friday protested outside the school here where a Nigerian student was allegedly sexually assaulted by a book seller.

Oct 27, 2017, 15:35 PM IST
SC refers LGBT celebs' plea challenging Section 377 to CJI

SC refers LGBT celebs' plea challenging Section 377 to CJI

A group of LGBT celebrities had challenged Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a colonial era law that criminalises homosexuality.

Jun 29, 2016, 10:49 AM IST

Shashi Tharoor says BJP using LS majority to thwart bill on gays

 Congress member Shashi Tharoor today blamed the BJP for using its "brute majority" in Lok Sabha to thwart his second attempt in three months to introduce a private member's bill to decriminalise homosexuality.

Mar 11, 2016, 19:21 PM IST

Indians have been "much too tolerant" of intolerance: Amartya Sen

 Indians have been "much too tolerant" of intolerance, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen said on Friday and asked people to "work hard" to preserve the tradition of tolerance and plurality which he said was not being done adequately.

Feb 12, 2016, 23:21 PM IST
Sri Sri favours decriminalisation of gay sex, calls for scrapping obsolete laws

Sri Sri favours decriminalisation of gay sex, calls for scrapping obsolete laws

As the debate over Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that calls for criminalising gay sex continues, spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has favoured making homosexuality legal.

Feb 05, 2016, 13:25 PM IST
LGBT community celebrates as SC refers Section 377 to Constitution Bench

LGBT community celebrates as SC refers Section 377 to Constitution Bench

The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard a curative petition by NGO Naz Foundation and decided to reopen a debate on Indian Penal Code's Section 377 that criminalises gay sex.

Feb 02, 2016, 15:28 PM IST
IPC's Section 377: Supreme Court to hear plea for relook on verdict on gay sex today

IPC's Section 377: Supreme Court to hear plea for relook on verdict on gay sex today

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hold an open court hearing of the curative petition by NGO Naz Foundation seeking relook at its verdict upholding the validity of Indian Penal Code's section 377 criminalising gay sex.

Feb 02, 2016, 05:48 AM IST

Shashi Tharoor's bill on homosexuality voted out by Lok Sabha

The introduction of the bill seeking to "substitute a new section for section 377 of the IPC" was objected to by BJP member Nishikant Dubey when Tharoor moved it for introduction.

Dec 18, 2015, 21:37 PM IST

Sec 377: Shashi Tharoor sees 'intolerance' in BJP over rejection of Bill

 Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Friday saw "intolerance" among a section of the ruling BJP after his move to introduce a Bill for decriminalising homosexuality was rejected in Lok Sabha.

Dec 18, 2015, 21:20 PM IST
Muslims want ban on Hindu Mahasabha; does Kamlesh Tiwari really belong to it?

Muslims want ban on Hindu Mahasabha; does Kamlesh Tiwari really belong to it?

 Kamlesh Tiwari is in the eye of the storm! 

Dec 13, 2015, 15:03 PM IST
Court's decision to criminalise gay sex needs reconsideration: Jaitley

Court's decision to criminalise gay sex needs reconsideration: Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that banning gay sex is not in accordance with evolving legal jurisprudence and court must reconsider its decision. 

Nov 29, 2015, 09:20 AM IST
Never said govt would scrap Section 377: Sadananda Gowda

Never said govt would scrap Section 377: Sadananda Gowda

A day after reports quoted DV Sadananda Gowda as indicating that India could abolish Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code decriminalising 'unnatural sex', the Union Law Minister on Tuesday denied making any such remarks.

Jun 30, 2015, 11:55 AM IST

Sadananda Gowda indicates scrapping of Section 377

Union Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda has reportedly indicated that India could move towards abolishing Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises 'unnatural sex'.

Jun 30, 2015, 09:28 AM IST

Activists to celebrate 'gender inclusive' New Year's Eve

Activists, academicians and support groups working on different human rights issues will gather here on New Year's Eve on Wednesday to usher in an "integrated and inclusive" approach to activism in 2015.

Dec 30, 2014, 15:55 PM IST

SC refuses plea to review gay sex ban; LGBTs to take fight forward

Activists of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community said they were not disappointed with the Supreme Court`s refusal to review its judgement on Section 377 as they had seen it coming.

Jan 29, 2014, 02:26 AM IST

Gay sex: Supreme Court refuses to review its verdict

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the petition filed by Centre and rights activists seeking review of its verdict declaring gay sex an offence punishable up to life imprisonment.

Jan 28, 2014, 02:34 AM IST

I have become a criminal now, Onir tells Chief Justice on LGBT ruling

Maverick filmmaker Onir has written a letter to the Chief Justice of India.

Jan 14, 2014, 15:28 PM IST

Union Ministers` remarks against gay sex verdict unwarranted: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday expressed its displeasure with several Union ministers who had reacted adversely to its verdict reversing a Delhi High Court order on Section 377 that decriminalised homosexuality.

Jan 03, 2014, 12:22 PM IST

Stand with RSS, BJP on Section 377 issue: Minority leaders

Several Muslim leaders on Friday echoed the RSS and BJP`s sentiments on the Section 377 issue with some even warning the UPA government that it would be taught a lesson in the 2014 polls over its move to file a review petition against the Supreme Court verdict against homosexuality.

Dec 20, 2013, 18:52 PM IST

BJP ambivalent on homosexuality law, says debate not yet over

The BJP on Friday suggested that its stand on the Supreme Court judgement on Section 377 of IPC which upheld criminality of homosexual relations is still open, saying the debate over the issue is not yet over.

Dec 20, 2013, 15:59 PM IST