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Top Court: Popular morality can't dictate rights

Sep 06, 2018 12:05 IST

Unanimous verdict by a 5 judge bench of the top court today struck down archaic Section 377 of the IPC that criminalised gay sex between consenting adults. The court declared Section377 as arbitrary and added that LGBT community posses rights like others. Majoritarian views and popular morality cannot dictate constitutional rights, the court observed

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