Heated debates ensued in the media. What is the relevance of section 377 in 21st century India? Religious leaders- Imaams, Swamies and some Fathers - were highly eloquent when they praised the Judges of the Supreme Court for having protected the great moral tradition of India. Let us see what this great criminal code is:
By upholding the constitutional validity of the section in the criminal code, the homosexuals are termed criminals at a stroke. See the dna report:
To read the full text of what SC said: The Judgment
NDTV said: " The Supreme Court on Wednesday brought back a colonial-era ban on gay sex, dealing a severe blow to the largely-closeted homosexual community in India and their long battle for legitimacy. "
Business Line(The Hindu) reports that the mood was one of solidarity and protest on hearing the verdict.
Humanists and other Human Rights Activists have taken up the issue. Jhatkaa.org has started a campaign :
You are requested to sign their petition to Government of India.You are invited to sign and share another petition to the supreme court campaigning for decriminalization of homosexuality:
Another way you can join the campaign to help the LGBT people in their plight is by just making a mobile phone call:
The article in the commentary column by Kunal Majumdar in Tehelka examines the hypocrisy of religious minorities in the issue going beyond Section 377.If you prefer AVAAZ.ORG for your campaign, do not hesitate to use that popular platform for petitions. You can access the link below and sign the petition 'to make love legal' :
All individuals, groups and organizations are requested to spread the word . Thank You!