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Delhi Lawyer Sues Snapdeal For Selling Sex Toys To "Test Limits Of India's Anti-Homosexuality Law"

The Supreme Court advocate is looking to understand whether sex toys that aid in homosexual acts can be sold legally in a country where homosexual intercourse is itself outlawed. NSFW.

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E-Commerce company Snapdeal was taken to court for selling sex toys and accessories by a New Delhi based lawyer.

According to Quartz India, Suhaas Joshi, an advocate in India's Supreme Court, has filed a complaint against the website because he wanted to test the limit of India's anti-homosexuality law. According to the report, Joshi is also taking Chennai-based Ohmysecret.com for abetting gay sex and for exhibiting obscene products.
Via snapdeal.com

According to Quartz India, Suhaas Joshi, an advocate in India's Supreme Court, has filed a complaint against the website because he wanted to test the limit of India's anti-homosexuality law. According to the report, Joshi is also taking Chennai-based Ohmysecret.com for abetting gay sex and for exhibiting obscene products.

The report claims that the e-commerce website was was abetting gay sex and exhibiting obscene products by listing lubricants and massagers/vibrators.

Quartz India has also linked the court order dated February 5. In the Quartz report, a Snapdeal spokesperson said, "Snapdeal.com is an online marketplace which provides a platform to connect buyers and sellers. We understand that at times sellers may list products which may be inappropriate, we take down such listings upon being notified of the same." "I am not against homosexuality," Joshi explained to Quartz. "There is a lot of confusion. Companies are selling products which are used for same sex activity, but at the same time, Indian government says such acts are illegal."
Via snapdeal.com

Quartz India has also linked the court order dated February 5.

In the Quartz report, a Snapdeal spokesperson said, "Snapdeal.com is an online marketplace which provides a platform to connect buyers and sellers. We understand that at times sellers may list products which may be inappropriate, we take down such listings upon being notified of the same."

"I am not against homosexuality," Joshi explained to Quartz. "There is a lot of confusion. Companies are selling products which are used for same sex activity, but at the same time, Indian government says such acts are illegal."

"Snapdeal.com is an online marketplace which provides a platform to connect buyers and sellers," a spokesperson for Snapdeal said in an emailed reply to Quartz. "We understand that at times sellers may list products which may be inappropriate, we take down such listings upon being notified of the same."The report also states that there might be more companies involved in the court order. "I wanted to test the law," Joshi said. "Either parliament should debate and discuss the issue or state should come to the rescue of all those affected."
Via snapdeal.com

"Snapdeal.com is an online marketplace which provides a platform to connect buyers and sellers," a spokesperson for Snapdeal said in an emailed reply to Quartz. "We understand that at times sellers may list products which may be inappropriate, we take down such listings upon being notified of the same."

The report also states that there might be more companies involved in the court order. "I wanted to test the law," Joshi said. "Either parliament should debate and discuss the issue or state should come to the rescue of all those affected."