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Gay Sex Ban Removed In India, Supreme Court States It ‘Indefensible’

Gay sex ban in India

After 20 years of struggle by the LGBTQ activists, the Indian Supreme Court has ordered to decriminalize gay sex which was once a criminal offense up to 10 years of prison. The verdict was unanimous which was held by a five-judge panel, bringing new rays of hope for the LGBTQ community.

The whole mass, waiting outside the Delhi Supreme Court, was felicitated the moment the verdict to eradicate ban from the consensual sex between adults was announced. Until now, a rule from the colonial era persevered that barred sexual activities “against the order of nature”.

The judges expressed that “it is important to change what has happened but it is time to move to a brighter future.” Also, the center is asked by the panel to run an extensive publicity for eliminating the stigmas linked with this community.

Along with abolishing ban from all kinds of unnatural sexual activities, carnal activities with animals and minors still remains to be offensive as per the law.

Shashi Tharoor, who is a Congress leader and a big supporter for preserving gay rights, tweeted:

“So pleased to learn that the Supreme Court has ruled against criminalizing sexual acts in private. This decision vindicates my stand on Section 377 & on exactly the same grounds of privacy, dignity & constitutional freedoms. It shames those BJP MPs who vociferously opposed me in LS.”