History of India’s fight against Section 377


By The Anand Market  

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What is Section 377? 

Section 377 was introduced in 1861 and it criminalised sexual activities 'against the order of nature'

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First ever petition challenging Section 377 gets filed in Delhi High Court by AIDS Bhedbhav Virodhi Andolan. It was dismissed in 2001

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Naz Foundation filed a PIL challenging Section 377 constitutionality in Delhi High Court

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Delhi HC dismissed the case saying there is no cause for action

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Delhi High Court ruled in favour of the LGBTQ community and decriminalised homosexuality

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Supreme Court reversed the decriminalisation and said it was ‘legally unsustainable.’ The court also said the Parliament should scrap laws if needed.

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Revisiting the 2013 decision, the SC reversed its ruling and decriminalised gay sex in India.

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