Section 377 of the British Indian penal code

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Chapter XVI, Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code dating back to the 6th of October in 1860,[1] introduced during the British rule of India (modelled on the Buggery Act of 1533,[2]) criminalises sexual activities "against the order of nature", arguably including homosexual sexual activities. On 6 September 2018, the Supreme Court of India ruled that the application of Section 377 to consensual homosexual sex between adults was unconstitutional, "irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary",[3] but that Section 377 remains in force relating to sex with minors, non-consensual sexual acts, and bestiality.

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  1. Harris, Gardiner (11 December 2013). "India's Supreme Court Restores an 1861 Law Banning Gay Sex". The New York Times.
  2. Kediyal, Chaitanya (28 January 2016). "Tracing the history of Section 377 of IPC". Factly. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  3. Rajagopal, Krishnadas (7 September 2018). "SC decriminalises homosexuality" – via