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Constitutional Responsibility to Repeal Section 377 of Indian Penal Code

Dear all,

On 11/12/15 which marks the second anniversary of the Suresh Kumar Koushal judgement of the Supreme Court of India, which effectively recriminalised LGBT persons, the union government needs to be reminded of its constitutional responsibility to decriminalise the lives of millions of LGBT citizens. The lives of LGBT citizens are not a political football to be tossed from the judiciary to parliament and from parliament to the judiciary. It is time the government owned its responsibility!

In this connection, the petition below argues that constitutional morality enjoins that the government takes action to repeal s.377.

The petition itself is available at the following link for your endorsement http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/mr-modi-repeal-s377-ipc-its-your

Please circulate  widely and get as many signatures as we can of groups and individuals from diverse backgrounds including persons from the fields of law, politics, activism, academia, artists and others.

For more information on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code and the struggle to repeal it, check out the 377 archives at http://377.orinam.net/


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