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Section 377 of Chapter XVI in the Indian Penal Code states: “Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 10 years, and shall also be liable to fine.” This British law dates back to 1861 and criminalises sexual activities against the order of nature and the ambit of this law extends to any sexual union involving penile insertion.

Indian army soldiers | Representational image | Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

In post-Section 377 world, military can still punish what it calls ‘unbecoming conduct’

Armed forces can and must continue to enforce their higher moral standards to maintain discipline.
File image of Keshav Suri | Twitter

After legal win, Sec 377 petitioner Keshav Suri launches foundation to share LGBT stories

The launch of the Keshav Suri Foundation saw five panel discussions on how corporates, the media, and politics can be widened to include LGBTQIA people.
G.S. Singhvi

Child porn weighed on my mind, says Supreme Court judge who upheld Section 377 in 2013

Justice G.S. Singhvi, senior in the two-judge bench who wrote verdict, has been criticised for “bias” and insensitivity towards LGBT community.
File photo of a Tech Mahindra stall | Twitter

Tech Mahindra sacks diversity officer ‘who mocked gay people & called Islam a global pain’

The company had conducted an internal inquiry against Richa Gautam after a former employee went public with allegations of harassment.
homosexuality

Legalising gay sex expected to boost India’s ‘Pink Economy’

Indian businesses, MNCs and government have an opportunity to profit from the Supreme Court ruling to decriminalise homosexuality.
An activist waves a LGBT pride flag after the Supreme Court verdict | Kamal Kishore/PTI

How the Section 377 ruling is linked to the problem of judges’ appointments

Hint: US Senator Kamala Harris’s grilling of Trump’s Supreme Court appointee Brett Kavanaugh can teach us something about it.
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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 of India

Disappointed with govt for leaving Section 377 decision to ‘court’s wisdom’ : Justice Chandrachud

The SC Judge, who was part of bench that decided to decriminalise gay sex, questioned the government for not taking a call on sensitive issues such as the recent challenge to Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.
Illustration by Soham Sen

How a woman who couldn’t go to IIT because she got married became ISRO’s top engineer

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Muhammad Moiz performs as Phudina Chatni | Olomopolo/Facebook

Time for dirty comedy in Pakistan is now, says first drag queen comedian

Drag queen Muhammad Moiz’s characters Phudina and Shumaila call out the cultural hypocrisy of Pakistan

OnCamera

The city skyline in Tunis, Tunisia | Representational omage | Trevor Snapp/Bloomberg

In 2019, North African Maghreb will face turbulence over markets, protests & elections

North African governments have to overcome political stalemate and narrow rivalries to address the challenges that will shape their countries.
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BCCI set to seek World Cup ban on Pakistan: Playing to the gallery or a stand on terror?

The BCCI is being urged to ask the ICC to ban Pakistan from participating in the World Cup cricket tournament for harbouring Jaish-e-Mohammed, which carried out the Pulwama terror attack.

Defence

A CRPF soldier stands guard near the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama

Home ministry’s air travel facility for central forces won’t replace convoys in Kashmir

After launch of air travel facility for central forces, including CRPF, BSF and NSG, Thursday, ministry official says 'practically impossible to do away with the convoy'.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.