In 2009, Delhi’s High Court struck down Section 377 of the Indian constitution, an anti-sodomy law from when India was under British rule.
On Dec. 11, 2013, India’s Supreme Court reinstated it, thereby recriminalizing same-sex intercourse in India.
Some Indians have taken to social media to express their outrage at and disappointment in the ruling:
wrote posters after a long time… Protest against #Sec377 @ Kolkata… @sarkar_swati
RT @Ananthaforu: #LGBT protest against #SupremeCourt on #Sec377 in #Bangalore @dna pic
@ibnlive just came back from Bangalore protest.Chants of We Want Justice, Repeal #Sec377, filled the air
In a statement, the coalition fighting Section 377 said:
The decision by overturning the historic Delhi High Court judgment which recognized that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) persons are full citizens of India, attempts to stem the tide of history. By overturning the Naz Foundation judgment, the Supreme Court has, in one fell stroke again reduced LGBT persons to the status of what the Delhi High Court memorably called ‘unapprehended felons’…
We proclaim that inspite of the judgment of the Supreme Court, the only way the LGBT movement will go is forward and the arc of history though long will turn towards justice. We pledge to continue this struggle with redoubled vigour till such time that Section 377 is consigned to where it belongs – the dustbins of history.
More information about the ruling here.
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