No plans to amend Section 377 till SC decision: Modi govt

The SC is at present hearing a curative petition on the matter.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: July 22, 2014 4:55 pm
A decision regarding Section 377 of IPC can be taken only after pronouncement of judgement by the Supreme Court. A decision regarding Section 377 of IPC can be taken only after pronouncement of judgement by the Supreme Court.

The Centre today said it has no plans to amend or repeal Section 377 of the IPC, criminalising sex among homosexuals, till the issue is settled by the Supreme Court. “No. The matter is sub-judiced before the Supreme Court. A decision regarding Section 377 of IPC can be taken only after pronouncement of judgement by the Supreme Court,” Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told Lok Sabha in a written reply.

He was replying to a question on whether the government proposes to amend or repeal Section 377 of the IPC.

The Supreme Court on December 11, 2013 set aside a Delhi High Court judgement decriminalising gay sex and threw the ball into Parliament’s court for amending law. The judgement of the apex court revives the penal provision making gay sex an offence punishable with life imprisonment.

The SC is at present hearing a curative petition on the matter.

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    Jasmin
    Mar 15, 2015 at 7:38 pm
    Guys please have patience, modi has yet to come out of closet, when he will he will amend the law.
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      Ruthvik
      Nov 13, 2014 at 9:09 am
      True this law is frivolous and not specific.. It should be amended as soon as possible.. acts of sodomy without consent should be criminalized.. but it should not be repealed because there is no other provision in law for Men raping Men, and Men raping animals..
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        anonymous
        Sep 19, 2014 at 7:03 pm
        This law is really wrong...orthdox people of this country are making millions of innocent people to be victim of this law which has been banned in other developed countries...this law had been introduced by british 150 years ago and but why not our country is recognising this fact that it has been withdrawn in british country itself...how can it be a crime if two adults are consenting for their personal relationship?.....if orthdox people are arguing that it can spread HIV faster...they should teach those people how to prevent spreading HIV instead of making such stupid law...beacuse if heterouals can be taught to how to prevent spreading HIV Aids then why homouals cannot?....And many married heteroual couples are also coming under this stupid law...if married couples are indulging regularly in oral and anal for their pleasure peraonally ..are they doing any crime? How can it be a crime then? Is there no liberty for the citizens for there private things?And one most important thing should be taken in mind that this law is clearly being misused by many...like police can misuse homouals by threatening them with arrest under this law...and any wife if she wants money and fly away from her husband she can blackmail him and his family under this stupid law...because by law this offence is nonbailable and complaint by wife is enough to send husband behind the bars...so it can surely be misuse of this law...Raping a wife brutally without her consent has much less punishment like 2 or 3 years something and 10 years to life for this ipc 377 even if it is with her consent
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