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Supreme Court to review 2013 verdict on Section 377

Supreme Court to review 2013 verdict on Section 377

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 Jan 2018 12:00 AM GMT

According to reports, a bench of three judges of Supreme Court today agreed to reconsider its 2013 decision on Section 377 crimilizing homosexual acts between consenting adults after hear plea filed by LGBT community.

Chief Justice Dipak Misra in presence of Justice A M Khanwilkar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said that the issue of Section 377 of the Indian Pel Code (IPC) required to be debated upon by a larger bench.

As reported, the bench said, "Societal morality changes with time, law walks with life. A section of people can't live in fear of their individual choice."

Ruling and Opposition parties also expressed their views upon Supreme Court’s decision.

“Congress welcomes Supreme Court's decision. Everybody has equal right to live life the way they want: “says Sushmita Dev, President of All India Mahila Congress on SC bench to reconsider constitutiol validity of section 377.

“As long as they don't celebrate it, don't flaunt it, don't create gay bars to select partners it's not a problem. In their privacy what they do, nobody can invade but if you flaunt it, it has to be punished & therefore there has to be #Section377 of the IPC:” Subramanian Swamy, MP BJP.

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