Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicLGBTQ rights

Topic: LGBTQ rights

Take strict action against forced conversion of LGBTIQ community members: HC to Kerala govt

The court was hearing a plea by Queerala an Organisation for Malayali LGBTIQ Community and a 'transman' who claims to be a victim of forced conversion therapy.

Judge lays down rules for LGBTQ protection after counselling to get ‘woke’ on same-sex couples

Justice N. Anand Venkatesh of Madras High Court took up counselling sessions as he heard a case pertaining to a lesbian couple from TN who sought protection from their families.

Delhi HC asks Centre to respond to plea to recognise same sex marriages under law

Petitioner Abhijit Iyer Mitra has contended that same sex marriages are not possible despite the Supreme Court decriminalising consensual homosexual acts.

‘Same-sex marriage not a part of our culture’, says top govt lawyer, opposes plea in Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court is hearing a PIL that seeks marriage rights for the gay community under the Hindu Marriage Act 1955.

Taiwan celebrates Pride Month with world’s only public parade

Taiwan has kept the Covid crisis largely in check, and the parade on 28 June comes just over a year after it became the first nation in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.

Can’t marry, but same sex couples have right to live together: Uttarakhand High Court

Emphasising on an individual’s freedom to choose a partner, the high court also asserted that it has to safeguard a consensual relationship.

Fight for LGBTQ rights is more important than ever during Covid-19 pandemic

Research shows the coronavirus crisis will disproportionately affect LGBTQ persons in many ways.

People’s verdict on homosexuality moved us, say IITians who petitioned against Section 377

But achieving wider social acceptance to same sex relations is still "a very big challenge", warns PhD student at IISC.

Supreme Court’s nearly 500-page order on Sec 377: Are India’s judges most erudite or too verbose?

It took the Supreme Court nearly 500 pages to decriminalise homosexuality in the Section 377 verdict. The judges quoted heavily from Shakespeare, John Stuart...

On Camera

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.

Central banks in Asia spend billions to bolster weakening currencies against rising US dollar

Learning from the 1997 Asian financial crisis, central banks have been accumulating dollars to help defend their currencies during periods of wild market swings.

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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