New Delhi: Section 377 refers to ‘unnatural offences’ and says whoever voluntarily has “carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal”, shall be punished by up to 10 years in jail under the 1861 law. Although prosecution under Section 377 is not common, gay activists allege that the police use the law to harass and intimidate members of their community.
Five judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra is expected to deliver the verdict shortly.
As the nation awaits the apex court’s delivery of judgement on whether Section 377 of Indian Penal Code will be decrimilanised, Twitterati shares some strong and pertinent views.
Some expressed their humourous side: