Homosexuality has been decriminalised in India, court declares it's no longer a crime



Gay sex among consenting adults is not an offence, the Supreme Court said on Thursday as it read down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.

I kept wondering a nation like India with lot of cultures and tribes will have an homosexuality constitution, just like some developing countries around the world sees it as nothing but believes love is love as they use to say, India has took the step by decriminalising homosexuality in the country, which means it is no longer a a crime in the country.

A top court, in four separate but concurring judgements, set aside its own verdict in the Suresh Kaushal case.

LGBT community possesses same human and fundamental rights as other citizens, the top court said.

The top court, however, said other aspects of Section 377 of IPC dealing with unnatural sex with animals and children shall remain in force.
Section 377 refers to 'unnatural offences' and says 
whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 10 years, and shall also be liable to pay a fine.
Homosexuality has been decriminalised in India, court declares it's no longer a crime Homosexuality has been decriminalised in India, court declares it's no longer a crime Reviewed by Tijani idris on September 06, 2018 Rating: 5

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