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Homosexuality is not a crime: SC strikes down Section 377

A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra termed the part of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which crimiminalises unnatural sex as irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary. The bench, which also comprised Justices R F Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra, struck ... Read More »

SC strikes down UP law allowing ex-CMs to keep govt house

A bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the amendment in the legislation was ultra vires to the Constitution since it transgresses the concept of equality under the Constitution. The bench said the amendment was “arbitrary, discriminatory” and violates the concept of equality. The apex court said that once such ... Read More »