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Section 377 IPC - Navtej Singh Johar Vs. Union of India [Supreme Court of India, 06-09-2018] Contents

Penal Code, 1860 - Section 377 - The Constitution – an organic charter of progressive rights - Transformative constitutionalism and the rights of LGBT community - Constitutional morality and Section 377 IPC - Perspective of human dignity - Sexual orientation - Privacy and its concomitant aspects - Doctrine of progressive realization of rights - International perspective - Other Courts / Jurisdictions - Comparative analysis of Section 375 and Section 377 IPC - The litmus test for survival of Section 377 IPC.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CRIMINAL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION
(Dipak Misra, CJI) (R.F. Nariman, J.) (A.M. Khanwilkar, J.) (Dr. Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud, J.) (Indu Malhotra, J.)
September 6, 2018
WRIT PETITION (CRIMINAL) NO. 76 OF 2016
NAVTEJ SINGH JOHAR & ORS. …Petitioner(s)
VERSUS
UNION OF INDIA THR. SECRETARY MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE …Respondent(s)
WITH
WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO. 572 OF 2016
WRIT PETITION (CRIMINAL) NO. 88 OF 2018
WRIT PETITION (CRIMINAL) NO. 100 OF 2018
WRIT PETITION (CRIMINAL) NO. 101 OF 2018
WRIT PETITION (CRIMINAL) NO. 121 OF 2018
J U D G M E N T


Dipak Misra, CJI (for himself and A.M. Khanwilkar, J.)
C O N T E N T S

S.No(s)
Heading
Page No(s)
A.
3-11
B.
11-15
C.
Submissions on behalf of the petitioners
15-30
D.
Submissions on behalf of the respondents and other intervenors
31-44
E.
Decisions in Naz Foundation and Suresh Koushal
45-48
F.
Other judicial pronouncements on Section 377 IPC
48-57
G.
The Constitution – an organic charter of progressive rights
57-64
H.
Transformative constitutionalism and the rights of LGBT community
65-74
I.
Constitutional morality and Section 377 IPC
74-81
J.
Perspective of human dignity
81-89
K.
Sexual orientation
89-96
L.
Privacy and its concomitant aspects
96-111
M.
Doctrine of progressive realization of rights
111-118
N.
International perspective
118

(i) United States
118-122

(ii) Canada
123-125

(iii) South Africa
125

(iv) United Kingdom
126-127

(v) Other Courts / Jurisdictions
127-129
O.
Comparative analysis of Section 375 and Section 377 IPC
129-140
P.
The litmus test for survival of Section 377 IPC
140-156
Q.
Conclusions
156-166

1 comment:

  1. Perversion is a psychic disorder. One who asks to legalize it is surely perverted. But one who legalize it is one step higher than the person who claims it. Shame on Indian judiciary.

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