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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 ..

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Zero Discrimination Day

The Zero Discrimination Day was observed on March 1, 2022, to fight against the mentality which sparks issues or cases of violence. Key Facts Discrimination has been prevalent in society, that highlights the underlying glitch in our understanding of humans. Humans have disintegrated ourselves into several categories based on gender identity, class, race, sex, sexual ..




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 ..