Section 377 verdict: Pride wins over prejudice

In a historic judgement, the Supreme Court (SC) of India on Thursday ruled that sexual intercourse between consenting adults of the same sex is not a crime, accepting that sexual orientation is natural and people have no control over it. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra announced its verdict on the validity of Section 377 today, revoking the law criminalising consensual gay sex
Curated by: Madhu Kapparath
Published: Sep 6, 2018
Section 377 verdict: Pride wins over prejudice

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Activists like Ashok Row Kavi (seen here, above), LGBT rights activist and founder of Humsafar Trust have fought for decades for the rights of the LGBT community. He said "we have finally got justice. We are finally 'azaad in azad Hind'".