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Abolishing 377: A Historic Opportunity

The Supreme Court of India has recently completed arguments for a number of petitions challenging Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, an archaic British law from 1860 that criminalises homosexual sex. Given that the Supreme Court upheld the law in 2013, the re-hearing of the case gives new hope for de-criminalization, the assertion of the constitution, human rights, inclusiveness and dignity in India. BW Businessworld's Neeta Misra catches up with Vivek Divan a human rights lawyer who gives us a brief history of the case, the organisations and the movement that got us here.

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