Section 377 hearing: Live Updates from the Supreme Court [Read Mukul Rohatgi, Arvind Datar Notes]

Bar & Bench July 10 2018

In January this year, the Supreme Court said that it will reconsider its 2013 judgment in Suresh Kumar Koushal, (Suresh Kumar Koushal & Ors. v. Naz Foundation & Ors) wherein it had upheld the constitutionality of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises homosexuality.

In a 2016 petition filed by five persons challenging Section 377, the Court issued notice to the Centre and referred the matter to a larger Bench.

The Supreme Court of India today commences its hearing of a batch of petitions challenging the vires of Section 377 of the India Penal Code.

The matter will be heard by a Constitution Bench of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra.

Senior Advocate Mukul Rohtagi will appear for the lead petitioner, Navtej Singh Johar. Senior Advocate Anand Grover will represent petitioners Arif Jafar, Ashok Row Kavi and intervenor Naz Foundation.

Live updates follow:

 

Read Mukul Rohatgi’s Note

Mukul Rohatgi Note

Read Arvind Datar’ Written Submissions

Arvind Datar Written Submissions

 

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