Monday, February 1, 2016

#SC to hear curative plea on homosexuality #Section377 today at 3 p.m

Supreme Court  to hear a curative petition against Section 377 toady.The petition was filed jointly by The Naz Foundation (Largest NGO working with LGBTs in India), Voices Against 377 (A forum for LGBT activists), various LGBT Activist Groups and prominent Indian figures like filmmaker Shyam Benegal and writer Vikram Seth on February 23 of 2014.Section 377 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) was enacted in 1860 by the British colonial government of India.

The curative petition says that section 377 goes against two of the articles of fundamental rights of Indian constitution. They are Article 14 which promises ‘equality for all in front of the law’ and Article 21 which guarantees ‘No person will be deprived of his life and personal liberty without purposeful violation of the civil law’.