Judge India cancels punishment for homosex

Judge India cancels punishment for homosex

World September 6, 2018 09:32

new delhi - The highest court in India has put a line through the punishability of homosexual contacts. Then, under a law dating from the colonial era, a prison sentence of up to ten years was imposed.

Sex between the same sexes became punishable again in 2013, after it had been allowed for four years. The five judges-highest court dismissed Thursday's punishment unanimously. According to the judges, homosexuals in India live by being punishable by deep-seated trauma and fear.

A sexual relationship between adults of the same sex can not, according to the court, be called unconstitutional. Activists were happy with the statement that is seen as a milestone.

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