“Is Love A Crime?”

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Chapter XVI, Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code dating back to 1861, introduced during theBritish rule of India, criminalises sexual activities “against the order of nature”, arguably including homosexual acts.

The section was declared unconstitutional with respect to sex between consenting adults by the High Court of Delhi on 2 July 2009. That judgement was overturned by the Supreme Court of India on 11 December 2013, with the Court holding that amending or repealing Section 377 should be a matter left to Parliament, not the judiciary.

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