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Britons celebrate Indian Supreme Court ruling decriminalising homosexuality
By: Barfi Culture Team
Published: 6th September 2018

A historic and far-reaching ruling by India's Supreme Court (SC) decriminalising homosexuality was today welcomed by activists, personalities and politicians from the UK too.

Homosexual activity between consenting adults was earlier punishable by up to 10 years in jail according to Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. The Victoria-era law has now been definitively struck down. The ruling cannot be challenged.

Chief Justice Dipak Misra said the law was irrational, indefensible and violated fundamental freedoms that were enshrined in the constitution.

The ruling was celebrated and praised in the UK too.

Labour MP Seema Malhotra said it was "long overdue and a great step for equality and human rights". Presenter and NHS doctor Ranj Singh tweeted: "Today is an historic day... my mother country, India, has taken a massive step forward for equality. Iโ€™m so proud."

















Article published on 6th September 2018 in the World section




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