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Topic: Section 377

Taj Mahal proposal, Kolkata marriage—Gay couple says we won’t run abroad to make it legal

Chaitanya Sharma and Abhishek Ray had little problem finding a venue in Kolkata. The biggest challenge for them was to find a priest who would officiate their wedding.

‘No reason to hold them back’ — how courts have become a support system for same-sex couples

In May, Kerala HC allowed lesbian couple Adhila Nassrin and Fathima Noora to live together despite family objections. Other court orders show wishes of same-sex partners being heeded too.

Man held for ‘raping’ calf in Uttarakhand, Hindu group reiterates demand for ‘land jihad’ law

Alam Ansari, who works as a JCB driver with a firm in Chamoli, was booked under IPC’s Section 377 and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. ‘Insult to our community’, says NGO.

Marriage in India is still a ‘heterosexual privilege’ 3 years after Section 377 ruling

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Where are India’s queer parents? Having a family is not even an option for many Indians

The fight that started with de-criminalising Section 377 must not end there – it is a battle half won. Many queer couples in India want to raise children but can’t.

India’s Constitution is ready for gay marriage. Are India’s society and courts?

In ‘Sex and the Supreme Court’, Saurabh Kirpal writes about how marriage equality will fulfil the Constitution makers’ promise to all Indians.

Not being named judge could have something to do with my sexuality — lawyer Saurabh Kirpal

The appointment panel in the Supreme Court has deferred its decision on the Delhi High Court's recommendation of Saurabh Kirpal's name three times since it was sent in 2017.

At 17, I was drawn to two older girls. Didn’t know the term lesbian existed

A year after Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality, here’s an excerpt from the book where lesbians found their voice for the first time.

Menaka Guruswamy on Section 377, Aakar Patel on dissent & mooning over Chandrayaan 2

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

Year after homosexuality was decriminalised, equality a distant dream for LGBTQ community

Supreme Court may have decriminalised consensual adult gay sex, but the landmark judgment was just the beginning of a longer battle for truly equal citizenship.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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