Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Delhi high court all set to rule on same-sex activity petition

Its verdict will be the first delivered by an Indian court on a 19th century law that treats homosexual activity as a criminal offence


“It was right for those in the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) rights movement to have reposed faith in the judiciary instead of asking the political class for change,” said New Delhi-based gay rights activist and lawyer Aditya Bondyopadhyay.

“The reaction of the court so far has been positive, non-prejudiced and scientific while the government has taken an unscientific, moralistic and homophobic view,” added Bondyopadhyay.

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