In a 105 page judgement delivered by the Hon'ble Chief Justice of the High Court of Delhi(Mr.Justice Ajit Prakash Shah) and Hon'ble Dr Justice S.Muralidhar; apparently some portions of the section377 of the Indian Penal Code have been declared null and void.
The provision criminalized even an act of consensual sex between adults of same sex in private an offence-a non-bailable crime with punishment of 8 to 10 years.
The High Court of Delhi of yesterday(2 July 2009) found the Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code " insofar as it criminalises consensual sexual acts of adults in private, is violative of Articles 21, 14 and 15 of the Constitution" .
Let us hope that appropriate measures are taken to ensure its effective application in all parts of India.
The detailed judgement can be read by accessing the following link.
To read this decision go to: http://lobis. nic.in/dhc/
Click on judgment date and choose July 2, 2009.
The case name is NAZ FOUNDATION Vs. GOVERNMENT OF NCT OF DELHI AND OTHERS
Regards and best wishes,