The decision in Navtej Singh Johar v Union of India, which read down Section377 of the Indian Penal Code on 6th of September 2018 marked a historic victory for a vibrant and vociferous LGBT movement, which for over 17 years had been demanding the repeal of Section 377 of the IPC. The decision itself built upon a history of struggle carried out relentlessly across the country which involved pride marches, protests, demonstrations as well as courageous individual acts of LGBT persons coming out in their workplaces, families as well as in the media.Read more
The repeal of Indian Penal Code Section 377 that criminalized homosexuality in India is constitutional morality being used by courts to help transform society, says Arvind Narrain as he analyses the verdict. His words may help activists think how to take forward the ideas of the judgement.Read more
During the “Transform – 2nd International Conference on Transgender Rights and the Law” organized by the Centre for Law & Policy Research, Bangalore, Arvind Narrain presented a paper which analysed the Supreme Court judgment on transgender rights, NALSA v. UOI from an intersectional lens, looking at the connections between caste and gender identity and expression in particular.
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