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In pics: LGBT community protests against Section 377

India | IBNLive | December 15, 2013, 9:06 pm
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[caption id=<img class="size-full wp-image-927303" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/6picdec15_220 .jpg" alt="A two judge bench of the Supreme Court had just four years ago passed a judgement overturning the landmark Delhi High Court's ruling of decriminalising homosexuality.

The government is also mulling at all the options - either to file a review petiton against the judgemenT or to take up the matter in Parliament. " /> A two judge bench of the Supreme Court had just four years ago passed a judgement overturning the landmark Delhi High Court's ruling of decriminalising homosexuality.

The government is also mulling at all the options - either to file a review petiton against the judgemenT or to take up the matter in Parliament. [/caption]" title="[caption id="attachment_927303"]<img class="size-full wp-image-927303" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/6picdec15_220 .jpg" alt="A two judge bench of the Supreme Court had just four years ago passed a judgement overturning the landmark Delhi High Court's ruling of decriminalising homosexuality.

The government is also mulling at all the options - either to file a review petiton against the judgemenT or to take up the matter in Parliament. " />
A two judge bench of the Supreme Court had just four years ago passed a judgement overturning the landmark Delhi High Court's ruling of decriminalising homosexuality.

The government is also mulling at all the options - either to file a review petiton against the judgemenT or to take up the matter in Parliament. [/caption]">

[caption id="attachment_927303"]<img class="size-full wp-image-927303" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/6picdec15_220 .jpg" alt="A two judge bench of the Supreme Court had just four years ago passed a judgement overturning the landmark Delhi High Court's ruling of decriminalising homosexuality.

The government is also mulling at all the options - either to file a review petiton against the judgemenT or to take up the matter in Parliament. " />
A two judge bench of the Supreme Court had just four years ago passed a judgement overturning the landmark Delhi High Court's ruling of decriminalising homosexuality.

The government is also mulling at all the options - either to file a review petiton against the judgemenT or to take up the matter in Parliament. [/caption]

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"We strongly protest this verdict against personal liberty and human rights," said Anjan Joshi, founder member of Society for Peoples' Awareness, Care and Empowerment (SPACE) which organised the protest.

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[caption id="attachment_927305"] The Bharatiya Janata Party is sticking to its stand on Section 377 and has supported Supreme Court's ruling making gay sex illegal. [/caption]

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"We are getting a lot of support from outside the community. The government and judiciary should take note of this," Joshi told IANS.

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 The apex court Dec 11 upheld Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that bans gay sex, reversing the Delhi High Court's 2009 order which observed the section violated the rights of LGBT people.

The apex court Dec 11 upheld Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that bans gay sex, reversing the Delhi High Court's 2009 order which observed the section violated the rights of LGBT people.

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 According to SPACE, a week-long protest will be held in Delhi at half-a-dozen more locations to put pressure on the government.

According to SPACE, a week-long protest will be held in Delhi at half-a-dozen more locations to put pressure on the government.

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[caption id="attachment_927309"] Activists and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community held a protest in New Delhi against the Supreme Court ruling, demanding restoration of the ban on gay sex. [/caption]

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 Holding placards and banners that read

Holding placards and banners that read "We are here, we are queer!", "we are not criminals" and "loving another human being is not an offence", the protesters, comprising members of LGBT community, their families, female sex workers, and women's groups, demanded the judgment be repealed immediately.

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