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Sensitise, give awareness training on plight of LGBTQ: SC to Centre

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to periodically sensitise and give awareness training to all government officials, including police officials, about the plight of people belonging to LGBTQ community. Justice Rohinton F. Nariman, one of the five-bench judges, while decriminalising homosexuality between consenting adults, asked the Central government to ensure […]

‘SC verdict on gay sex is like getting marriage offer after retirement’

Kolkata :  Expressing joy over the Supreme Court’s verdict decriminalising homosexuality, West Bengal’s Manabi Bandopadhyay, India’s first transgender college principal, on Thursday said the verdict on gay sex is like getting a marriage offer after retirement. The apex court earlier on Thursday ruled that Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that criminalised gay […]

Homosexuality verdict will help eliminate stigma: UN

New Delhi :  Welcoming the Supreme Court’s verdict on Thursday decriminalising homosexuality, the UN said the verdict will help eliminate stigma and discrimination against the LGBTIQ community. “Sexual orientation and gender expression form an integral part of an individual’s identity the world over, and violence, stigma and discrimination based on these attributes constitute an egregious […]