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Supreme Court to review Section 377

News Agencies | Updated on: 8 January 2018, 14:38 IST
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A three-judge bench of Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, on 8 January said it would reconsider Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which criminalises homosexuality.

The matter will now be referred to a larger bench to reexamine the Constitutional validity of Section 377.

Earlier in 2009, the Delhi High Court had decriminalised Section 377, but the order was later set aside by a Supreme-Court bench.

The controversial Section 377 bans sexual activity that is 'against the order of nature'. 

-ANI

First published: 8 January 2018, 14:38 IST
 
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