Effective September 20, individuals belonging to the LGBTQIA+ community will be able to open a joint savings bank account or a term deposit with their same-sex partner.
In conversation with Keshav Suri, Executive Director, Lalit Hotels on life after scrapping of Section 377
Two women from Uttar Pradesh got married on Saturday in a temple in Bundelkhand region.
"Legalising of such acts (homosexuality and adultery) is extremely detestable and unacceptable to the Christians under any circumstances," a statement by NBCC said.
Chhi chhi! Do we have no shame at all? Is this the country we want to bring up our children in?
Just because the law is gone doesn't mean that all is hunky dory. A friend once told me that when one is cynical, it means that they are hopeful for an even better future. That's why I was cynical yesterday and still cynical today.
Supreme Court judge Justice Indu Mahotra said on Thursday that “History owes an apology to the members of this [LGBTQIA] community”.
During the arguments of the case, this general public view was reiterated to the court that the number of persons who are of the LGBTQIA community or support it are far less.
The Supreme Court judgement was preceded by a long list of battles that were fought in the courts while challenging the criminality of same-sex relationships.
The SC has said that homosexuality or bisexuality is “as natural a phenomenon as other natural biological phenomena.
The judgement is being hailed as historic in extending rights to the LGBTQ community and giving the right to live with dignity to the community members.
Today we have the gift of a progressive judgment, one that affirms the rights of all people, writes Shreya Ila Anasuya.
It is a landmark judgment in so many aspects. Reading out his own judgment first, CJI Dipak Misra observes, “No one can escape from their individualism. Society is now better for individualism.”
The Supreme Court unanimously decriminalised part of the 158-year-old colonial law under Section 377 of the IPC which criminalises consensual unnatural sex, saying it violated the rights to equality. Read the full text of the judgement here.
Legal experts weighed in on the importance of the judgement and the consequences of decriminalising gay sex and striking down parts of colonial era section 377.
As the Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality in a landmark judgement, we raise a toast to the steady rise of the genderless fashion
The colonial hangover of Section 377 is history. Our Supreme Court has read down not just the law but also has lowered our anxiety and the fear of a bleak tomorrow, writes Harish Iyer.
LGBT community possesses same human and fundamental rights as other citizens, said the Supreme Court
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.