Live Updates: SC to resume hearing on Section 377 on Wednesday

Follow for updates as a five judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court of India begins hearing a batch of writ petitions by LGBT persons challenging the constitutionality of Section 377 on July 10

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10 Jul 2018, 11:12 AM

Welcome to National Herald's Live Blog on day one of historic hearings by the Supreme Court, of writ petitions by LGBT persons challenging the constitutionality of Section 377 IPC

Follow for updates as a five judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court of India begins hearing a batch of writ petitions by LGBT persons challenging the constitutionality of Section 377 on July 10.

10 Jul 2018, 11:14 AM

Section 377 in SC: Former AG Rohatgi in April pointed out that the court was still awaiting Modi govt's response

The Supreme Court on April 24 had again sought the Central government’s response on a petition challenging Section 377. Senior counsel and former Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi had urged the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud to ask the government to respond to the plea. "I want to know the Central government's stand on the constitutionality of Section 377. For one year, no reply has come," he told the bench.

10 Jul 2018, 11:16 AM

Section 377 effectively criminalises consensual same sex activity and stigmatises the LGBT community

Indian Penal Code's Section 377, which criminalises sexual acts “against the order of nature”, regardless of consent, effectively criminalises consensual same sex activity and stigmatises the LGBT community


10 Jul 2018, 11:17 AM

Section 377: Modi Govt now has to spell out stand as SC refuses adjournment

The Modi government will finally have to spell out its stand on Section 377 as the Supreme Court has refused its request to adjourn hearing on the archaic law scheduled for today, July 10

10 Jul 2018, 11:20 AM

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy says same sex relations "against Hindutva", ahead of Supreme Court hearing on Section 377


10 Jul 2018, 11:21 AM

Section 377 trending since early morning as support pours in for LGBT rights on Twitter

10 Jul 2018, 11:32 AM

Top tweets on Section 377: "India has no place for Section 377. Time for the Supreme Court’s Constitution Bench to fling it in the bin"


10 Jul 2018, 11:33 AM

Top tweets on Section 377: Actress Koena Mitra "Hope Section 377 becomes history soon!"

10 Jul 2018, 11:36 AM

CJI-led five-judge Constitution bench will hear the Section 377 writ petitions by LGBT persons

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra recently reconstituted the Constitution bench. The Section 377 case will now be decided by CJI Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud, Rohinton F Nariman and Indu Malhotra


10 Jul 2018, 11:38 AM

Ritu Dalmia, Navtej Johar, Aman Nath among LGBT persons whose writ petitions will be heard by the Supreme Court challenging the legal validity of Section 377

Chef Ritu Dalmia, Navtej Johar, Sunil Mehra, Ayesha Kapur and Aman Nath are among the LGBT persons who have filed petitions being heard by the Supreme Court challenging the legal validity of Section 377

10 Jul 2018, 11:38 AM

Ritu Dalmia: "A gay person already goes through a lot of trauma to come to terms with their sexuality, and when they hear that it is also criminal, this trauma just gets accelerated"

"When the 2009 Delhi High Court judgement came, so many people came out of the closet. And with the 2013 (Supreme Court) judgement, it was like taking 10 steps back. A gay person already goes through a lot of trauma to come to terms with their sexuality, and when they hear that it is also criminal, this trauma just gets accelerated."


10 Jul 2018, 11:40 AM

20 current and former IIT students have also filed petitions against Section 377

In May, another petition was filed challenging constitutionality of Section 377 by a batch of 20 current and former students of Indian Institutes of Technology. Students, claiming to represent more than 350 LGBT alumni, students, staff and faculty from the IITs, said that the existence of Section 377 had caused them "mental trauma and illnesses, such as clinical depression and anxiety and relegated some of them to second-class citizenship".

10 Jul 2018, 11:41 AM

IIT students petition against Section 377 says the law "legitimises the stigma associated with sexual orientation and its expression"

Coming from different parts of the country with diverse religion, age, sex and other backgrounds, the IIT student petitioners said that Section 377 legitimises the stigma associated with sexual orientation and its expression—something which is essential, fundamental, intrinsic and innate to an individual


10 Jul 2018, 11:42 AM

Breaking: Section 377 hearing begins in Supreme Court, reports Bar & Bench

Constitution Bench of CJI Dipak Misra, Justices Rohinton Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra sits; Hearing on Section 377 commences

10 Jul 2018, 11:43 AM

Top tweets on Section 377: Barkha Dutt "Dear Supreme Court. Do what our politicians failed to do. Do the Right Thing"


10 Jul 2018, 11:44 AM

Follow Lawyers' Collective website The Leaflet to watch key interviews with activists who have fought over many years against Section 377. Lawyers Collective filed a case against Section 377 before Delhi High Court in 2002

10 Jul 2018, 11:47 AM

Section 377: A petitioner asks that pending curative petitions in earlier Supreme Court judgment be heard along with current writ petitions, reports SFLC


10 Jul 2018, 11:48 AM

Section 377: ASG Tushar Mehta submits that the views of the Centre will be placed before the court during the course of hearing; reports Indian Express

10 Jul 2018, 11:50 AM

Senior counsel and former Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi kicks off arguments for petitioners in Section 377 hearing; reports The Hindu


10 Jul 2018, 11:51 AM

Section 377: Senior counsel Mukul Rohatgi "We want a declaration from the SC that our rights are protected under Article 21 (fundamental right to due process, life and liberty)"; reports The Hindu

10 Jul 2018, 11:51 AM

Section 377: Senior counsel Mukul Rohatgi "First issue to be addressed is the correctness of Suresh Kaushal judgment of December 2013"; reports The Hindu


10 Jul 2018, 11:52 AM

Section 377: Senior counsel Mukul Rohatgi "In the Privacy judgment, Justice Chandrachud has said that Section 377 judgment - Kaushal judgment is wrong"; reports SFLC

10 Jul 2018, 11:54 AM

Section 377: Full list of Writ Petitions before the Supreme Court, via @TheLeaflet_in

  1. Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India (UOI), WP (Crl) No. 76/2016
  2. AKKAI PADMASHALI v. UOI, WP(C) No.572/2016
  3. Keshav Suri v. UOI, WP (Crl) No.88 of 2018
  4. Arif Jafar v. UOI, WP(Crl) No.100/2/18
  5. Ashok Row Kavi and others v. UOI, WP(Crl) No.101/2018
  6. ANWESH POKKULURI  v. UOI, WP (Crl) No. 121/2018

10 Jul 2018, 11:55 AM

Follow Lawyers' Collective handle @TheLeaflet_in for full background on the legal fight against Section 377

10 Jul 2018, 11:56 AM

Section 377: Senior counsel Mukul Rohatgi "6 judges in 9 judge bench in privacy verdict have ripped apart the Suresh Koushal judgment of 2013. J. Chandrachud's judgment condemning the 2013 verdict which had upheld #377IPC is the main decision. If so, I am already home and dry"; reports The Hindu


10 Jul 2018, 11:57 AM

Section 377: Senior counsel Mukul Rohatgi is taking recourse to various American and Indian judgments to support why Section 377 should be struck down; He will be touching upon issues under Article 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution; reports SFLC

10 Jul 2018, 11:58 AM

READ: Lawyers' Collective report regarding writ petitions challenging Section 377 of the IPC


10 Jul 2018, 12:01 PM

Section 377: LGBT activist Jaya "When the law is a certain way for everybody then why does it have to be different for us alone? The way we are is not unnatural"; reports ANI

10 Jul 2018, 12:02 PM

Section 377: Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi "Supreme Court being the protector of fundamental rights has the duty to protect the LGBTQ community"; reports The Leaflet


10 Jul 2018, 12:03 PM

Section 377: J Rohinton Nariman stated that European judgments are important and must be cited. Senior advocate Arvind Datar said he would be citing; reports The Leaflet

10 Jul 2018, 12:03 PM

Section 377: Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi emphasises that constitutional morality overtakes societal mores; reports The Leaflet


10 Jul 2018, 12:04 PM

Section 377: Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi says issues of sexual orientation and gender are different matters. He is addressing the former; reports The Leaflet

10 Jul 2018, 12:05 PM

Section 377: Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi "The provision remaining in statute book has led to society looking at “sexual minorities” with aversion and Constitutional morality must override this" reports Indian Express


10 Jul 2018, 12:06 PM

Section 377: Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi "Being Gay or Lesbian is not a matter of choice. It is innate, inborn. #Sec377IPC uses order of nature. But this is also an order of nature because nature gives you this" reports The Hindu

10 Jul 2018, 12:07 PM

Section 377: Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi will be discussing NALSA transgender judgment, Puttuswamy privacy judgment and Naz Foundation Delhi HC judgment during the hearings; reports SFLC


10 Jul 2018, 12:09 PM

Section 377: Justice Rohinton Nariman "You should focus on two points: Whether the order of nature is a relative concept and whether this itself is the order of nature"; reports The Hindu

10 Jul 2018, 12:09 PM

Section 377: Justice Rohinton Nariman "The order of nature is a relative concept and for this sexual minority it is the order of nature"reports SFLC


10 Jul 2018, 12:11 PM

Section 377: Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi "In NALSA, the rights of the transgender community were recognized. Similarly the rights of other factions of the LGBT community should also be recognised"

10 Jul 2018, 12:14 PM

Top tweets on Section 377: "A moment to salute the courage of so many queer persons who have resisted the law, and refused to go back on their demands of dignity and self respect even when the highest court didn't have their back. A thread"


10 Jul 2018, 12:15 PM

Section 377: Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi terms Section 377 which was put in the statute book of 1860 as an outcome of Victorian morality. Position of ancient India was much different, he says and refers to Shikhandi of Mahabharata and Khajuraho caves; reports Indian Express

10 Jul 2018, 12:16 PM

Section 377: Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi says pre and post-constitutional laws must all adhere to the Constitution; reports The Hindi


10 Jul 2018, 12:17 PM

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi: "Section 377 is arbitrary and unconstitutional"; reports SFLC

10 Jul 2018, 12:19 PM

Section 377: Supreme Court says curative petitions have limited scope and have to be heard by some other bench; reports PTI


10 Jul 2018, 12:20 PM

Section 377: 5-judge Constitution bench headed by CJI Dipak Misra allows NGO Naz Foundation to advance arguments; reports PTI

10 Jul 2018, 12:30 PM

Section 377: ASG Tushar Mehta tells Supreme Court that Central Govt will file its reply today; reports ANI


10 Jul 2018, 12:31 PM

Section 377: Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi is reading out relevant extracts from the Delhi High Court Judgement in the Naz Foundation Case; reports The Leaflet

10 Jul 2018, 12:32 PM

Section 377: Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi "Union of India did not file appeal in SC against Delhi HC. Moreover UoI also filed review against Dec 2013 verdict of the SC upholding Section 377. Their stand is clear as daylight"; reports The Hindu


10 Jul 2018, 12:33 PM

Section 377: Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi "Naz Foundation judgement was well researched by then Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court" reports The Leaflet

10 Jul 2018, 12:35 PM

Section 377: Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi hits at penal provision, says consensual relations between two adults can't be criminalised; reports Deccan Herald


10 Jul 2018, 12:36 PM

Section 377: Justice Rohinton Nariman "Sex mentioned in the Naz Foundation judgement includes sexual orientation" reports The Leaflet

10 Jul 2018, 12:37 PM

Section 377: Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi "Right to life includes right to human dignity. Our case is about perception about this minority. In matters of employment, living etc" reports SFLC


10 Jul 2018, 12:40 PM

Section 377: After senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi says Union of India did not file appeal against Delhi HC judgment, ASG Tushar Mehta says UoI's stand yet to be made; reports Bar & Bench

10 Jul 2018, 12:44 PM

Section 377: Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi reads out paras from historic Delhi HC judgment of 2009 in Naz Foundation case which decriminalised consensual same-sex relations between adults; reports The Leaflet


10 Jul 2018, 12:45 PM

Section 377: Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi reiterates "We are not talking about gender; the issue is of orientation"; reports Bar & Bench

10 Jul 2018, 12:47 PM

Section 377: ASG Tushar Mehta representing Union of India says "This case should be restricted to Section 377 and not other matters like inheritance, cohabitation and other rights"; reports SFLC


10 Jul 2018, 12:49 PM

Section 377: Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi "I'm not discussing about marriage. That is outside the purview of this case"; reports SFLC

10 Jul 2018, 12:49 PM

Section 377: ASG Tushar Mehta representing Central Government says "I am in the process of discussing the issue, section 377 is a question of law"; reports ANI


10 Jul 2018, 12:50 PM

Section 377: Justice DY Chandrachud "Right to Sexual Orientation is a part of the larger rights"; reports The Leaflet

10 Jul 2018, 12:52 PM

Section 377: On ASG's contention that hearing should be confined to Section 377 alone, senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi retorts "Who are you to say what we should confine ourselves to"; reports Bar & Bench


10 Jul 2018, 12:52 PM

Section 377: ASG Tushar Mehta says it is unfair that no time was given to the Union of India to take a stand; reports The Leaflet

10 Jul 2018, 12:54 PM

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi wants that hearing not be restricted to Section 377 alone, further directions are needed for protection of life, property; reports Bar & Bench


10 Jul 2018, 12:55 PM

Section 377: CJI Dipak Misra says: "First let us get out of this mess of Naz Foundation/ Kaushal". "That is easy for me", says Mukul Rohatgi appearing for petitioners; reports Bar & Bench

10 Jul 2018, 12:56 PM

CJI Dipak Misra: "Whether Section 377 is ultra vires to the constitution or not will be the first chapter. Rest will follow after ruling upon the validity of Section 377"; reports The Leaflet


10 Jul 2018, 12:57 PM

CJI Dipak Misra: "This discussion needs to be restricted to 377. And another... will need to instituted for other rights like - inheritance, cohabitation, live in etc"; reports SFLC

10 Jul 2018, 12:58 PM

Section 377: Justice DY Chandrachud "Constitution Bench's declaration should not be confined to just declaring Section [377] constitutional or not"; reports The Hindu


10 Jul 2018, 12:58 PM

Section 377: CJI Misra and Justice Rohinton Nariman say first decide constitutionality of 377 then decide on individual rights that follow; reports The Hindu

10 Jul 2018, 1:00 PM

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi: "Section 377 violates right to life, which also includes right to dignity and sexual orientation and choice of partner" reports The Leaflet


10 Jul 2018, 1:12 PM

Section 377: Supreme Court breaks for lunch; hearing to resume at 2 pm

10 Jul 2018, 1:21 PM

Top tweets on Section 377: "This victorian era Section 377 should go away for good, LGBTQ+ community has been harrased and abused by our society for a long time"


10 Jul 2018, 1:23 PM

Top tweets on Section 377: "There are 35 individual petitioners, and other organisations in Section 377 case this time"

10 Jul 2018, 2:11 PM

Section 377: Arguments to recommence soon, will be continued by senior advocate Arvind Datar appearing for petitioner Keshav Suri; reports SFLC


10 Jul 2018, 2:13 PM

Section 377: Senior advocate Arvind Datar "377 not an act of parliament as Kaushal defines it to be, but a pre-consti law, based on religious sentiment prevailing at that time"; reports SFLC

10 Jul 2018, 2:14 PM

Section 377: Senior advocate Arvind Datar "The widespread consensus that homosexuality was a disaster for society, has been recognized to be untrue and normal and benign variation of humans" reports SFLC


10 Jul 2018, 2:15 PM

Section 377: Justice Indu Malhotra clarified that not just humans but homosexuality is prevalent in 150 species of animals; reports SFLC

10 Jul 2018, 2:16 PM

Top tweets on Section 377: "India you have to let the people love whoever they want. Other countries have changed you should too"


10 Jul 2018, 2:17 PM

Section 377: Senior advocate Arvind Datar takes the Bench through the history of pathological prejudice for homosexuality to the view that homosexuality is a "normal and benign variation of human sexuality"; reports The Hindu

10 Jul 2018, 2:20 PM

Section 377: Senior advocate Arvind Datar "1860 Code was simply imposed on India and it did not represent even the will of the British Parliament"; reports Bar & Bench


10 Jul 2018, 2:21 PM

Section 377: Senior advocate Arvind Datar "Wrong to say every law "untouched" by Parliament is accepted by the Parliament" reports The Hindu

10 Jul 2018, 2:24 PM

Senior advocate Arvind Datar now refers to the SC judgement of the Koushal case, which upheld the validity of Section 377; reports The Leaflet


10 Jul 2018, 2:26 PM

Justice DY Chandrachud: "According to the Constitution, all laws are valid even if enacted before the coming in force of the Constitution, unless challenged. This was done to avoid a legislative vacuum in India at the time of transfer of political power from the British"; reports SFLC

10 Jul 2018, 2:27 PM

Justice DY Chandrachud: "Article 372 allowed laws immediately before commencement of the Constitution to survive because it did not want a vacuum. But they had to pass the rigour of the Constitution" reports The Hindu


10 Jul 2018, 2:28 PM

Section 377: CJI Dipak Misra "Even if a law is presumed to be constitutional, it does not automatically become constitutional" reports SFLC

10 Jul 2018, 2:29 PM

Section 377: CJI Dipak Misra "Issue is whether #377IPC stands in conformity with Arts. 21, 19 and 14" (fundamental rights) of the Constitution; reports The Hindu


10 Jul 2018, 2:30 PM

Section 377: CJI Dipak Misra "If a statute seeks to curtail natural orientation, that is the natural existing variation of orientation, then it violates right to life under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution" reports SFLC

10 Jul 2018, 2:36 PM

Section 377: CJI Dipak Misra agrees with senior advocate Arvind Datar that if Section 377 was enacted today, then it will need to confirm with the Constitution; reports SFLC


10 Jul 2018, 2:37 PM

Section 377: CJI Dipak Misra responding to Sr Adv Arvind Datar says if such a law does not confirm to the Constitution, then such a statute should be struck down; reports SFLC

10 Jul 2018, 2:38 PM

Justice DY Chandrachud: "Courts might not have same deference for pre-constitutional laws which they have for post-constitutional laws, due to absence of Parliamentary will" reports Bar & Bench


10 Jul 2018, 2:39 PM

Section 377: Senior Advocate Arvind Datar "172nd Law Commission report had recommended the deletion of #377IPC. But nothing was done" reports The Hindu

10 Jul 2018, 2:40 PM

Section 377: Justice Rohinton F Nariman "172nd Law Commission report was a package. It suggested changes in secs. 375, 376 and said as a result #377IPC is not required" reports The Hindu


10 Jul 2018, 2:41 PM

Section 377: CJI Dipak Misra "Satisfy the Court that #Section377 does not conform with Part III of the Constitution. Leave aside the presumption of constitutionality" reports The Leaflet

10 Jul 2018, 2:42 PM

Section 377: Senior Advocate Arvind Datar "Section 377 criminalises a class of people; to say that it criminalises an act and not a class of people is not correct" reports Bar & Bench


10 Jul 2018, 2:43 PM

Justice DY Chandrachud says Section 377 applies even to anal sex between man and woman, since it applies to any intercourse that is not penal-vaginal; in that respect strict classification is not there; reports Bar & Bench

10 Jul 2018, 2:43 PM

Senior Advocate Arvind Datar "Section 377 is violative of Article 14 - equality"; reports SFLC


10 Jul 2018, 2:49 PM

Senior Advocate Arvind Datar: Section 377 is part of a penal code, which punishes offences in society and has a reformative intended. But if homosexuality is an innate natural variation, then how can it exist in a criminal code? What are you punishing? Something natural, god given; reports SFLC

10 Jul 2018, 2:52 PM

Section 377: Senior Advocate Arvind Datar refers to the movie 'The Imitation Game' on British cryptanalyst Alan Turing; reports The Hindu


10 Jul 2018, 2:54 PM

Section 377: Senior Advocate Arvind Datar "A person cannot be punished for exercising their sexual orientation. Same sex orientation can never be against nature as it is natural" reports The Leaflet

10 Jul 2018, 2:55 PM

Section 377: Senior Advocate Arvind Datar "It was stated in NALSA that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is against the fundamental right of equality as per Article 14 of the Constitution" reports SFLC


10 Jul 2018, 2:57 PM

Section 377: Senior Advocate Arvind Datar "Transgenders have been granted the protection of Article 14. There is no reason not to extend the same to those having a different sexual orientation" reports The Leaflet

10 Jul 2018, 2:58 PM

Section 377: Senior Advocate Arvind Datar cites the SC verdict upon Triple Talaq to make arguments with respect to manifest arbitrariness to declare a statute unconstitutional; reports The Leaflet


10 Jul 2018, 2:59 PM

Section 377: Senior Advocate Arvind Datar "The right to a sexual orientation is part of Article 21"; reports The Leaflet

10 Jul 2018, 3:00 PM

Section 377: Justice DY Chandrachud "The right to partner has already been read into Article 21 of the Constitution" reports SFLC


10 Jul 2018, 3:01 PM

Section 377: Senior Advocate Arvind Datar "The Puttuswamy judgment establishes that the rights of gays, lesbians and transgenders are real rights"

10 Jul 2018, 3:02 PM

Section 377: Justice DY Chandrachud says the right to choose a partner comes under Article 21, as held in the Hadiya judgement; reports The Leaflet


10 Jul 2018, 3:02 PM

Section 377: Senior Advocate Arvind Datar argues that Puttuswamy judgment says privacy encompasses decisional autonomy. It is a natural corollary that sexual orientation is also covered by that; reports Bar & Bench

10 Jul 2018, 3:03 PM

Section 377: Justice DY Chandrachud "In Hadiya judgment, we recognised the right to choose a partner to come under Article 21 (right to life). So a 'partner' can also be a same sex partner" reports The Hindu


10 Jul 2018, 3:05 PM

Senior Advocate Arvind Datar " Section 377 is eclipsed post the privacy the judgement and needs to be struck down. If the foundation of the law exists no more, there is no reason to continue with it" reports The Leaflet

10 Jul 2018, 3:17 PM

Section 377: Arvind Datar now referring to case laws from various jurisdictions.


10 Jul 2018, 3:23 PM

Section 377: Justice Indu Malhotra, points out about British Prime Minister apologising for criminalising homo sexual relations in the colonial era

10 Jul 2018, 3:32 PM

Section 377: Arvind Datar reads passages from the privacy judgement, starting off with para 108,


10 Jul 2018, 3:33 PM

Section 377: If there is statute and the state is not able to show a compelling public interest, it has to be struck down, argues Datar.

10 Jul 2018, 3:37 PM

Section 377: Arvind Datar now relies on the verdict by Delhi HC on Section 377, tweets Live Law


10 Jul 2018, 3:38 PM

Section 377: Arvind Datar concludes his arguments with asking the Court to declare that there is nothing against the order of nature, tweets The Leaflet

10 Jul 2018, 3:48 PM

Section 377: Advocate Saurabh Kripal begins his arguments by citing Lawrence v Texas, tweets The Leaflet


10 Jul 2018, 3:52 PM

Advocate Saurabh Kripal argues for striking down of 377 as the same criminalises for sexual act that happened between two adults in their own closed door bed room, reports Live Law

10 Jul 2018, 3:57 PM

Section 377: Hearing in the case to continue on Wednesday at the Supreme Court, reports ANI


10 Jul 2018, 8:07 PM

WATCH: ANI reports AG KK Venugopal saying he can't appear for Central Govt in #Section377 case because he had already appeared for a petitioner in a curative petition against earlier SC judgment and now has been told that the Central Govt is supporting earlier SC judgment

10 Jul 2018, 8:21 PM

AG KK Venugopal making the point that he's unable to appear for Central Govt as he already appeared for a petitioner in a curative petition in #Section377 case. Due to him taking a different stand at that time from what he has been now told is Central Govt stand, he can't appear


10 Jul 2018, 8:26 PM

Section 377: RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary "Let me say what many are afraid to say out loud...Natural / unnatural, alien to our culture & other such arguments should not stand above human rights & the practical demand for decriminalising personal orientations"

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