Supreme Court Reserves Judgment On Section 377
Supreme Court reserved order on scrapping of Section 377 (which criminalises homosexuality), here on Tuesday.
“You see, how Alan Turing, the popular English Mathematician and also a computer scientist, committed suicide after he was chemically castrated,” observes Justice Nariman in Supreme Court while hearing pleas seeking scrapping of Section 377 of IPC that criminalises homosexuality.
If Section 377 struck down, HIV/AIDS will spread rapidly; India will lose nobility, character, virtuousness, says K Radhakrishnan.
Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) refers to ‘unnatural offences’. It also says that whoever engages in consensual intercourse which is “against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal” shall be punished with either life imprisonment or a term extending up to 10 years and shall also be liable to pay a fine.