To undo justice, and to seek
To quash the rights that guard the weak -
To sneer at love, and wrench apart
The bonds of body, mind and heart
With specious reason and no rhyme:
This is the true unnatural crime.
This presentation will chart out the horizons of law which the Delhi High Court opened out to and the constitutional doors shut by the Supreme Court judgement. The presentation concludes by mapping the challenge of advancing the rights of LGBT persons as a socio-political and a legal struggle.
We will continue to respond by participating in protests, releasing white-papers and reports on the concerns raised by the decision in Koushal, and ensuring that we continue to be a safe space for openness, inclusiveness, free thought and self-expression.
Historically speaking, there are only little over than 200 reported cases under Section 377 which have been registered, and most of these cases concern child abuse and sexual abuse. By Nipun Saxena, 5th year, NLU Delhi