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Supreme Court struck down Section 377 of IPC
In a landmark judgement on September 6, the Supreme Court of India (SCI) struck down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and decriminalized homosexuality. The five-judge Constitution Bench, led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra unanimously scrapped a 156-year old colonial-era law banning gay sex that was punishable by a jail ..
Topics: Buggery Act • Crime against nature • Dipak Misra • Human sexuality • Legal history • LGBT Rights in India • Same-sex sexuality • Section 377 • Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code • Sex laws
Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code
Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code dating back to 1860, introduced during the British rule of India, criminalises sexual activities “against the order of nature”, including homosexual sexual activities. Prior to that, sexual activities, including amongst homosexuals, were not penalised in India. It is rooted in the legacies of British colonial states where in ..
Topics: Human sexuality • Legal history • LGBT culture in India • LGBT rights • LGBT Rights in India • Same-sex sexuality • Section 377 • Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code • Sex laws • Suresh Kumar Koushal v. Naz Foundation
What is constitution law?
Constitutional law is a body of rules, doctrines and practices that sets out how the machinery of the Government of a State should be organized. These rules and norms decide powers and structures among different entities of a State viz. executive, legislature and judiciary; and also the powers between the central, state / provincial and ..
Topics: Legal history • Philosophy of law • Separation of powers
Madras High Court verdict: Writ of ‘quo warranto’ can’t be issued for removing a Minister
The Madras High Court in its verdict held that the pleasure of dismissing or removing a State Minister has to be that of the Governor and not that of the High Court and thus the High Court cannot issue a writ of ‘quo warranto’ for removing a Minister. The Bench of the Madras High Court ..
Month: Current Affairs - March, 2012
Topics: Common law • Legal history • Legal procedure • Madras High Court • Quo warranto • Ramasamy • Writ
Polity & Constitution: Compendium-2
What is a unitary constitution?What is a Federal Constitution ? What Kind of Constituion is of India? Which is the Lengthiest Constituion of the world? What are the Objectives Enshrined in Indian Constitution? When did the First meeting of constituion assembly take place? What is ” Socialist” in Preamble of Indian Constitution? What is ” ..
Topics: B. R. Ambedkar • Constituent assembly • Constitution • Constitution of India • Fundamental rights in India • Legal history • Severability