The Supreme Court on Wednesday continued hearing a batch of petitions against Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which criminalises homosexual activities. A five-judge Bench headed by CJI Dipak Misra and comprising Justices R F Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra are listening to the pleas.
"We are (debating) on whether the relationship between two adults is itself a manifestation of Article 21 of the Constitution", he said.
The Supreme Court Tuesday commenced a crucial hearing on a clutch of petitions seeking decriminalisation of consensual sex between two adults of the same gender. The determination of order of nature is not a constant phenomenon.
Section 377 refers to "unnatural offences" and says whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse "against the order of nature" with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 10 years, and shall also be liable to pay a fine.
However, the Centre on Tuesday made clear that the court should decide only whether Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) needed to be decriminalised and no other issue.
Another member of Pravritti said that a large number of their members have been involved in the ongoing struggle of decriminalising section 377.
‘The English Patient’ voted best Man Booker winner
The English Patient , by Sri Lankan-born Canadian literary icon Michael Ondaatje , has won the Golden Man Booker Prize . A panel of judges read all 52 former winners of the award, with each assigned a decade from the Booker's history.
Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra today indicated that the 150-year-old ban on gay sex may soon be gone.
The petitioners contend that their rights to sexuality, sexual autonomy, choice of sexual partner, life, privacy, dignity and equality, along with the other fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution, were infringed by Section 377.
The Delhi High Court effectively decriminalized gay sex in 2009, but the Supreme Court reinstated legal sanctions four years later after a successful appeal by religious groups.
The court said, the matter has been pending for a while and the Centre should have filed its response by now.
Anwesh Pokkuluri, along with 19 others who are present and former students of IITs across the country, had moved the Supreme Court in May which sought to challenge the constitutional validity of section 377.
In May, the apex court chose to hear the plea filed by Indian Institute of Technology's LGBT alumni association seeking scrapping of Section 377 of the IPC. "Today we are focusing on whether 377 is ultra vires or not", he told Rohatgi. It denies LGBT persons, their right to full personhood, sexuality, sexual autonomy, and choice of sexual partner, which are implicit in the notion of life under Article 21 of the Constitution. 20 of them had written their personal encounters, the key highlights of which pointed to one factor- discrimination based on their sexual orientation.
Un match que vous pourrez également suivre via internet sur le site de TF1, MyTF1 et sur le player beIN Sports Connect . Lors du Mondial russe, il a déjà dirigé Maroc-Iran et Nigeria-Argentine (9 cartons jaunes distribués au total).
Photographs taken by someone passing the scene showed the car's front right bumper damaged and Clooney's bike on its side. The car's driver assisted George after the crash and reportedly called an ambulance, according to NBC .
Le président des Etats-Unis a nommé lundi Brett Kavanaugh comme nouveau juge de la Cour suprême du pays. Trois magistrats semblaient tenir la corde dimanche: Brett Kavanaugh, un ancien conseiller de George W.
Trump has praised Brexiteers and trashed the European Union in the past, and he piled on ahead of his first visit to Britain. The president has lashed out at countries that fall short. "Will they reimburse the U.S. ?" he said in one tweet .
He had a fantastic tri-series tournament where he scored 61, 6, 47, 73 and 91 runs to help his team beat Australia in the final. Australia will bat first in their Twenty20 tri-series final against Pakistan after captain Aaron Finch won the toss .
As she got off a plane in transit at the airport in Helsinki, she spread her arms and grinned widely at a waiting photographer. "Only by taking medication can I fall asleep and stop looking at this painful world", she said, according to Ye.
Les 13 rescapés de la grotte évacués — Thaïlande
Deux des huit ados sortis jusqu'à lundi sont sous antibiotiques , par crainte d'une pneumonie , et sont dans un " état normal ". Emaciés mais en vie , ils étaient perchés sur un promontoire, à plus de quatre kilomètres de l'entrée de la grotte.
Kim Sei-young cards 31-under to smash LPGA record
Her second shot put her on the green but her birdie try was never close and she had to make a tough putt coming back to save par. During the final round, Kim showed outstanding accuracy with her iron shots, with a Greens in Regulation percentage of 94.4.
Klopp plays down Karius mistake
Two brilliant footballers make this mistake, which one was the bigger? On the match, Klopp continued: "Apart from the goals [conceded] everything was pretty much good".
Trump tire sur ses alliés — Otan
"Il est vrai qu'après le G7, dont Donald Trump s'est désolidarisé, tout le monde attend ce que va faire le président américain". Le président américain se rend au siège de l'OTAN , puis à Londres, cette semaine, avant un sommet avec Poutine.