The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a bunch of petitions challenging the Delhi High Court verdict de-criminalising same-sex acts by consenting adults in private.
A Bench of Justices G S Singhvi and S J Mukhopadhaya reserved its verdict on the petitions filed by anti-gay right activists,social and religious organisations against the 2009 verdict of the High Court,which had de-criminalised homosexuality. The Bench had commenced final day-to-day hearing of the case from February 15.
During the last hearing,the apex court had pulled up the Centre for its casual approach on de-criminalisation of homosexuality and also expressed concern over Parliament not discussing such important issues and blaming judiciary instead for its over-reach.
The Centre had subsequently told the court that the anti-gay law in the country had resulted from the British colonialism and the Indian society was much more tolerant towards homosexuality.