Homosexual intercourse was a criminal offence until 2009 under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 … A british legacy.
Sec 377 was a great source of underhand revenue for some crooked cops, and naturally a major tool for intimidation and harassment of the rainbow community.
This law was struck down by the 2009 Delhi High Court decision Naz Foundation v. Govt. of NCT of Delhi, which found Section 377 and other legal prohibitions against same-sex conduct to be in direct violation of fundamental rights provided by the Indian Constitution.
We even laugh at
No one except the deobandis, the church, the BJP and some devout followers that considered gay sex as a disease made some noise.
The health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad was one of the loudest
LGBT s come out all guns blazing in the media against his outrageous statement and Congress calculates the quantum of loss / error of judgement and makes him explain his statement.
Come 2012 election time: 16 February 2012, the Supreme Court, during a hearing of a bunch of appeals filed against decriminalization of gay sex, observed that homosexuality should be seen in the context of changing society as many things which were earlier unacceptable have become acceptable with passage of time.
The Sonia congress upa stand?
This is during the UP elections when its senior politicians have made a mockery of the law and of the Election Commission to draw in the Muslim vote in UP.Muslims are a huge vote bank … a Majority block of votes that can make or break a party’s fortunes.
Come the last day of UP Elections, the Sonia congress does a royal about turn in the Courts, to which the court reacted
“Don’t make (a) mockery of the system. ASG Malhotra has already argued the case for more than three hours. Don’t waste the court’s time,” the bench said.
“You do not have to argue fresh … You are appearing for health ministry. Tomorrow someone may say that Jain was not authorised to argue the case. We do not want to embarrass you,” the bench said.
Looks like Sonia Congress UPA is Duplicitous , and no less communal. It is worried about the backlash of its Muslim vote bank when it comes to elections.
If BJP has their VHP then Congress has their Deobandis.. no wonder its stand changes in sync with the election calander..