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White text against a black background which reads "Rage. No Going Back. 15 December 2013." The words '377' are crossed out, to protest Section 377.
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Protest Against The Supreme Court Ruling On Section 377

Global Day of Rage Against Section 377. December 15, 2013. New Delhi, India.

What: Section 377 of Indian Penal Code is an 1860 law that penalizes non peno-vaginal sexual activity. The act has been often used to target the LGBT community.

When: On 11th December, 2013, the Supreme Court of India set-aside the High Court Judgment of 2009 and declared Section 377 IPC as constitutionally valid. The judgment also declares that the legislature shall be free to discuss and delete or amend Section 377 IPC from the status book.

Now: Naz Foundation and other respondents are filing for a review petition against the Supreme Court judgment. Government of India has also filed a review petition, with 76 grounds to contend that the SC verdict is unconstitutional.

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Ankit has worked on issues ranging from sexual and gender rights and public safety to HIV and AIDS and environmental issues. He has been closely involved with a Delhi-based queer youth group. His areas of interest include disability and queer issues. He has been a former Junior Programme Associate - Education and Outreach at TARSHI.