Supreme Court rejects Centre’s plea to defer hearing on Section 377: on Monday, The Supreme Court refused to defer the hearing, scheduled for Tuesday, which is on a grasp of petitions against Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalizes homosexuality.
in 2013, The Centre, that has been challenged the criminalization of gay sex by the top court, had sought an adjournment and postponement of tomorrow’s hearing, saying it looked-for time to file its response in this matter.
The five-judge constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, though, rejected the Centre’s plea. “It will not be adjourned,” the bench, also included Justices A M Khawilkar and D Y Chandrachud, told.
subsequent to the apex court had set aside of the 2009 judgment of the Delhi High Court’s, regarding, the decriminalising sex between consenting adults of same sex by holding as “illegal” Section 377 of IPC, review petitions were filed, and on the basis of their dismissal curative petitions were filed by the affected and the exaggerated parties for the re-examination regarding the original verdict.
IPC’s Section 377 refers to ‘unnatural offences’ and proclaim that whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse or the sex against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, will be surely punished with the lifetime imprisonment, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which can be extended to 10 years, and shall also be accountable and liable to pay a fine.