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Transgender individuals challenge Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code

July 22, 2016:  A petition representing transgender individuals from Karnataka challenging Section 377  came up before Justice Sikri and Justice Agarwal today.

The Writ Petition by Dr. Akkai Padmashali and others, is similar to the Writ Petittion (Criminal) No. 76 …

Navtej Singh Johar & ors. vs. UoI: Supreme Court petition June 29, 2016

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What do a Sangeet Natak Akademi award winning dancer, a renowned journalist with a career spanning three decades, a TV celebrity chef, a hotelier who has authored an architectural analysis of Rashtrapati Bhavan, and a consultant in the Food and …

International Commission of Jurists briefing paper on 377 Curative

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On March 24, 2016, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has published a briefing paper on the Curative Petitition filed against the Koushal verdict on Section 377. Written in the form of an FAQ, it answers such questions as…

A Letter from Queer India, Supporters and Allies

Dear Reader

A court does not confer Fundamental Rights; it confirms their existence. The right to dignity, liberty and equality is ours, as per the Constitution of India. But a law that is currently in our statute books prevents its …

Naz Foundation files Curative Petition challenging the Supreme Court

377_bare_231st March, 2014: The Naz Foundation (India) Trust, the original petitioner in the constitutional challenge to Section 377, has filed a curative petition challenging the Supreme Court decision in Suresh Kumar Koushal v. Naz Foundation (hereinafter ‘Koushal’) delivered in December, …

Curative petitions March 31, 2014

VOICES AGAINST 377 filing Curative Petition in Supreme Court tomorrow, March 31, 2014

As we know, the next step in the legal challenge on 377 is the filing of a Curative petition. The curative, unlike the review petitions that were …

Supreme Court refuses to consider 377 review petitions [Tamil]

பிரிவு 377 தொடர்பான மறுபரிசீலனை மனுக்களை உச்ச நீதிமன்றம் நிராகரித்தது

இந்திய தண்டனைப் பிரிவு 377 தொடர்பான உச்ச நீதிமன்றத்தின் தீர்ப்பை மறுபரிசீலனை செய்யக் கோரி தாக்கல் செய்யப்பட்டிருந்த மனுக்களை நீதிமன்றம் இன்று அனுமதிக்க மறுத்தது. இந்திய அரசு (யூனியன் ஆஃப் இந்தியா), LGBTQ நபர்களின் பெற்றோர், 377ஐ எதிர்க்கும் குரல்கள், ஆசிரியர்கள், மனநல நிபுணர்கள்,

Supreme Court refuses to consider 377 review petitions

Today, the Supreme Court refused to consider review petitions filed by eight parties including the Union of India, parents of LGBTQ persons, Voices Against 377, teachers, mental health professionals, Shyam Benegal and the Naz Foundation. This disappointing decision is a …

Fact sheet on review and curative petitions

Thanks to STUDENT INITIATIVE FOR PROMOTION OF LEGAL AWARENESS (SIPLA), NLSIU Bangalore, for putting together this fact-sheet on Review and Curative Petitions, and answering frequently asked questions on the rights of the LGBT communities vis-a-vis Section 377.

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