User: lgbt Topic: Sexual Minorities
Category: IPC 377
Last updated: May 19 2018 20:14 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Man arrested for sexually assaulting 8-year-old girl 19.5.2018 General News
A 56-year-old man was arrested for allegedly having unnatural sex with a minor, police said today. Police said that the man, identified as Abdul Hussain Miya Shaikh, had taken the 8-year-old victim to his house in Shil-Daighar's Khan Compound area on May 15 and had allegedly stripped her and performed unnatural sex. He had also threatened the girl to not reveal the incident to anybody, police said. "The victim's mother filed a complaint following which the accused was arrested under relevant sections of the IPC, including section 377 (carnal intercourse against the order of nature), and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act," senior inspector S G Javale of Shil-Daighar police station told PTI.
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Fresh petition in SC to decriminalise gay sex 17.5.2018 Hindu: Health
The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the Centre seeking its reply on a plea by a group of 20 former and current IIT students challenging S
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SC seeks Centre's response on LGBT IITians plea against Section 377 17.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Supreme Court on Thursday sought the response from the Centre on a plea filed by a batch of 20 current and former students of Indian Institutes of Technology for scrapping the law that makes homosexuality a crime.
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SC notice to Centre on fresh plea seeking to decriminalise gay sex 17.5.2018 General News
The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Centre seeking its reply on a plea by a group of 20 former and current students of the prestigious IITs challenging section 377 of the IPC, which criminalises unnatural sex between two consenting adults of the same gender. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, while seeking response from the government, ordered tagging of the plea with other similar petitions which have already been referred by the top court to a five-judge constitution bench on January 8. The 20 IITians, including scientists, teachers, entrepreneurs and researchers of different age groups, who all are Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgenders (LGBT), have claimed that criminalisation of sexual orientation has resulted in a "sense of shame, loss of self-esteem and stigma". Their plea was filed on behalf of LGBT alumni association of the IITs, which claims to have over 350 members. Among the petitioners, the youngest one is a ...
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SC to hear fresh plea on section 377 17.5.2018 General News
Supreme Court on Thursday decided to hear the plea filed by Indian Institute of Technology's LGBT alumni association seeking scrapping of Section 377 of Indian Penal Code (IPC), which criminalises homosexuality.The top court, however, has not fixed any date for hearing the plea.Previously, on April 27 this year, Ashok Rao Kavi of Humsafar Trust and Arif Jaffar filed petitions against Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which criminalises homosexuality.Their pray comes just six days after hotelier Keshav Suri, filed a plea in this regard in the top court.They all sought a hearing from the apex court, which agreed to hear it on May 1.In response to Suri's plea, the apex court on April 23 sought the Centre's reply on the plea seeking scrapping 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.Categorised as an unnatural offence, consensual sexual intercourse between persons of same-sex ..
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Sukant Goel’s dramatis personae 16.5.2018 Hindu: Home
Studio Tamaasha’s residency programme launches with the prolific theatre-maker’s talk and work
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IITians move SC challenging criminalisation of consensual gay sex 15.5.2018 General News
Twenty former and current students of prestigious IITs have moved the Supreme Court challenging section 377 of the IPC which criminalises unnatural carnal sex between two consenting adults of the same gender. The 20 IITians, including scientists, teachers, entrepreneurs and researchers of different age groups and all Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual and Transgenders (LGBT), have claimed that criminalisation of sexual orientation has resulted in a "sense of shame, loss of self-esteem and stigma". The plea is likely to be taken up by a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, which has already referred to a five-judge constitution bench several petitions filed by eminent citizens and NGO 'Naaz Foundation' challenging the 2013 apex court verdict which had re-criminalised gay sex between consenting adults. The present petition has been filed on behalf of LGBT alumni association of the IITs, which claims to have over 350 members. Among the petitioners, the youngest one is a 19-year-old student of ..
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LGBT IITians challenge Section 377 IPC in SC 14.5.2018 General News
A group of present and past students of IITs across the country on Monday moved the Supreme Court to challenge the constitutional validity of Section 377 of the IPC that criminalises homosexual activity and other unnatural sex.
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‘Kerala on the right path’ 12.5.2018 Hindu: News
Forums for sexual minorities must work with people’s representatives
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Madrassa teacher held on charges of sexually abusing boys 3.5.2018 General News
A 23-year-old madrassa teacher has been arrested here on the charge of sexually assaulting six minor boys of the institute, police said today. """"The boys, aged between 10 and 12, were allegedly abused over the past few months, Assistant Commissioner of Police Ashok Chakravathy told PTI. Rehan, who teaches Arabic, was arrested yesterday based on a complaint filed on April 29 by parents of some of the victims who had informed them about the assault, the official said. A case under IPC section 377 (unnatural offences) and other provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act has been registered, he said. The teacher has been remanded to judicial custody by a court, Chakravathy said adding further investigation was on.
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Madrasa teacher arrested for sexually abusing 6 minors in Hyderabad 3.5.2018 Zee News : India National
The accused has been booked under section 377 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code and section 5 and 6 of POCSO Act.
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SC admits plea to quash Section 377 1.5.2018 Hindu: Home
A threat to human dignity: petitioner
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SC notice to Centre on fresh pleas seeking to decriminalise gay sex 1.5.2018 General News
The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Centre on two separate pleas challenging section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises unnatural sex, including the carnal intercourse between consenting adults of the same gender. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud sought responses from the ministries of Law and Justice, Home Affairs and Health on two pleas filed by LGBT rights activists Arif Jafar, Ashok Row Kavi and others including Mumbai-based NGO Humsafar Trust which fights for LGBT rights. Senior advocate Anand Grover, appearing for Jafar, said "this is the first time an arrested man is before the court with a plea to scrap section 377 of the IPC. He was in jail for 47 days." Jafar claimed in his plea that he and his four colleagues, who were involved in an outreach and distribution of condoms among men having sex with men, were humiliated and beaten up in public before being arrested by the police under section 109 ...
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Supreme Court issues notice to Centre, Uttar Pradesh government on plea against Section 377 1.5.2018 Zee News : India National
The plea is likely to be look at differently this time, considering the Supreme Court has ruled that privacy is a fundamental right.
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Making homosexuality criminal adds to trauma: Chef Ritu Dalmia (IANS Interview) 1.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
There was a time when Ritu Dalmia did not know how to define the feeling of being attracted to the same gender. Today, the celebrity chef has not only come to terms with her sexuality but is fighting to decriminalise consensual gay sex.
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Women come together in Bengaluru to prepare manifesto with gender lens 30.4.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Women's Reservation Bill has been forgotten by all. There is no gender-sensitive approach in governance. The need for a women's lens was felt in the event. »
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Poles apart, but plea for love stays same 30.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Poles apart, but plea for love stays same
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Auto driver sexually assaults minor boy 29.4.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
An eight-year-old boy was allegedly sodomised by a 35-year-old autorickshaw driver in Mehdipatnam, police said on Sunday. The accused was arrested. H
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Fresh pleas in SC to decriminalise consensual gay sex 27.4.2018 General News
A fresh batch of six petitions have been moved in the Supreme Court seeking to strike down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises unnatural sex, including carnal intercourse between consenting adults of the same gender. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra said it will hear the batch of pleas, including one filed by Mumbai-based NGO Humsafar trust which fights for the LGBTQ rights, on May 1. The apex court had on April 23 sought the reply of the Centre on a hotelier's plea for striking down Section 377. It has sought the 'right to choice of sexual orientation' to be declared as part of the fundamental Right to life and personal liberty under Article 21 of the Constitution. LGBTQ are the initials for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer. The bench had ordered tagging of the hotelier's petition with other similar pleas which have already been referred by the apex court to a constitution bench on January ...
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Indu Malhotra takes oath as SC judge, shares bench with CJI 27.4.2018 General News
Senior advocate Indu Malhotra, who was today administered the oath of office as a Supreme Court judge, shared the bench with Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and heard matters, including Kathua gangrape and murder case and several PILs. Justice Malhotra, who became the first woman lawyer to enter the top judiciary directly, was part of the bench which stayed the trial in the sensational Kathua case. Along with the CJI, she was part of the bench that also comprised Justice D Y Chandrachud. Besides the Kathua case, this bench also heard mentioning of matters for urgent listing, including Cauvery water dispute and pleas seeking to strike down section 377 of the IPC which criminalises unnatural sex, including carnal intercourse, between consenting adults of same gender. In the morning, Justice Malhotra was administered the oath of office and secrecy by the CJI during the swearing-in ceremony held in court number one of the apex court. With Justice Malhotra joining the bench, the ...
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