Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had a narrow escape at New Delhi's IGI Airport while returning from Rae Bareli in a private business jet, according to media reports on Thursday.
In a Hindustantimes.com poll conducted today, over 80% of the respondents answered in the negative, when asked whether they agree with the Supreme Court's order of criminalising homosexuality again.
Justice GS Singhvi, known for his bold but compassionate approach towards the weak and downtrodden, ended his six-year stint at the Supreme Court with a verdict reversing a Delhi high court judgment that decriminalised consensual gay sex.
Holding hands, Arun and Vijay now share an uncertain future. The law of the land has deemed their status as a couple illegal. This is the immediate fall out of the Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday, which refused to uphold a Delhi high court order that had de-criminalised homosexuality.
The government was non-committal on Wednesday on whether it proposes to overturn the Supreme Court judgment by legalising sexual activity between consenting adults of the same sex in private through an amendment in the criminal law.
The Supreme Court verdict criminalising consensual homosexual acts goes against established constitutional principles of personal liberty, equality before law and non-discrimination on the basis of sex or sexual preferences. Satya Prakash writes. SC says gay sex illegal | HT Edit: Old prejudices resurfacing
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In July 2009, the Delhi high court had legalised homosexual acts between consenting adults in private, by partially declaring Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) unconstitutional and a hurdle in the fight against HIV/AIDS.