SC abolishes section 377, homosexuality no longer a crime in India

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A cameraman setting up his equipment in front of the Supreme Court in Delhi in February 2014.

The Supreme Court on Thursday abolished the section 377 of the IPC that criminalised  consensual homosexual sex in India.

A five bench of the Supreme Court unanimously read down British-era law.

While reading his judgement on the section 377 of the IPC Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra was quoted by The Quint as saying, “I am what I am. So take me as I am. No one can escape from their individuality,”

 

 

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