Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicGay rights

Topic: Gay rights

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Sometimes homophobic, sometimes liberal: BJP’s uneven Section 377 journey 

Modi govt has not taken any position on decriminalising homosexuality, leaving it to the wisdom of the top court to rule on the matter.

Take me as I am, says CJI Misra as Supreme Court frees India from Section 377

Thursday's landmark judgment decriminalising homosexuality marks a big victory for personal rights. Here are the top quotes from the SC bench.

Human rights lawyer by day, Delhi’s beloved drag queen by night

For Kush, a full-time lawyer and part-time drag queen, the human body is a canvas. It can be painted beautifully with make-up. After his first drag show at Kitty Su, life has never been the same. 

Section 377: Words of Supreme Court judges that have sparked hope in India’s homosexuals

The top court has taken a compassionate view of the plight of India's gay community, which has suffered deep stigma on account of an archaic law.

On Camera

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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