In IPC section 377 case Supreme Court lost an opportunity
Saturday, December 14th, 2013 @ 7:01AM
Media Release (13-December-
Lok Satta Party is very concerned at the court’s observation that ‘a miniscule fraction of the country’s population constitute [LGBT persons]’. A bad law is a concern for all of us even if only a single citizen is affected.
It is heartening to note that quite a few MPs are in favour of repealing IPC 377. Previous Law commissions have recommended that we remove more than 1300 colonial era laws that are not fit for a free nation. Some laws are as old as 1839 and violate many of our fundamental rights.
Lok Satta demands that this opportunity be used for deep introspection, that present Law Commission undertake comprehensive review of colonial laws and that parliament repeal or amend them as befits a modern liberal democracy.