Homosexuality no longer a crime, Bombay HC discharges man charged with Section 377 IPC in 2009

Meera Emmanuel February 5 2019
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The Bombay High Court recently had occasion to reiterate that consensual homosexual acts between adults, and adultery are no longer criminal offences in India, after the Supreme Court struck down Section 377 and Section 497 of the IPC last September.

The order was passed by Justice Mridula Bhatkar in a petition to quash a criminal charge under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) levelled against a man accused of having engaged in a homosexual adulterous relationship with the husband of the complainant.

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