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Indian Supreme Court to reconsider same-sex relations ban

India: The Indian Supreme Court April 3 has agreed to consider the plea by gay activists to re-look at its verdict that re-criminalized same-sex relations. 270 more words

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NGO petitions Indian Supreme Court to correct its anti-gay verdict

India: Naz Foundation, a voluntary organization fighting for gay rights and the repeal of an anti-gay law, has filed a curative petition in the Indian Supreme Court requesting it to “correct” its verdict criminalizing same-sex relations. 422 more words

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Sedition charges on Kashmiri Students

In India Vs Pakistan match of Asia cup few Kashmiri students in Meerut and Noida shouted pro Pakistan slogan after Pakistan won that match. University administration took immediate action and called police and expelled all the students from campus. 243 more words

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IPC- The Indian Parental Control

I (wish I could say proudly) inhabit a country where the implementation of the familial IPC is much more stringent than the Legal IPC. For the head-scratching, eye-rolling freaks reading this, annoyed at my refernce to something which you are clueless about, the IPC is the Indian Penal Code, Section 375 of which happens to be an all time favourite in my land (yeah, google for the joke). 337 more words

Of a Selective Moving | Nirmukta

By dismissing the review petitions against the Section 377 order, the Supreme Court has shown how selective it is in enforcing the rights of minorities. Here is a well written piece on the hypocritical attitude adopted by the Apex Court.

http://nirmukta.com/2014/02/23/of-a-selective-moving/

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Debunking Arguments For 377

A lot has been said regarding India’s anti-sodomy law – section 377. So, here’s a succinct piece that sums up the arguments for getting rid of the archaic law. 7 more words

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Transgenders against IPC section 377; stage protest

Transgenders against IPC section 377; stage protest.

Demanding cancellation of IPC Section 377, members of Karnataka Sexual Minorities Forum, along with their supporters, staged a protest demonstration in Chamarajanagar, on Tuesday.

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