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Legal Reasoning: Navtej Singh Johar and Ors. v. Union of India Writ Petition Criminal (No.) 76/2016


The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.

Dr. Martin Luther King (cited by Justice D.Y.Chandrachud).

On the 6th of September, 2018, a 5 judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court unanimously found that

What the Right To Privacy judgment means for Section 377



The Right to Privacy judgment [PDF link here] earlier today in no way changes the status quo in relation to Section 377. That provision continues to criminalise homosexual sex, and this will not change until the Supreme …

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 …

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, …

Section 377 – Announcement

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September 6, 2018: Verdict announced. Section 377 is read down! [full info here]

September 5, 2018: Cause list announced by Supreme Court lists the judgement on the case to be announced at 10.30 am on Sep 6, 2018 …


Sec 377 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) criminalizes same-sex behavior. In a huge setback to LGBT rights, The Supreme court of India on Dec 11th declared it is constitutional and can only be changed by the Indian parliament.