The Supreme Court said that it will reconsider the homosexuality law under section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. The hearing in this case will begin on July 10. A bench headed by Chief Justice Deepak Mishra has decided to reconsider its earlier order to uphold Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Justice Mishra said, “Our first order needs to be reconsidered.” The court has given this order on the petitions of 10 different petitioners, which states that Section 377 of IPC is a violation of Article 21 (Right to Live) and Article 14 (Right to Equality).
Earlier in the Supreme Court, in its order, the Delhi High Court had ruled against the decision to exclude homosexuality from the category of crime. Submitting this matter to a large bench, the court said that ‘something which is natural for someone may be unnatural for others’.