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Activists In India React To Supreme Court’s Decision To Reinstate Gay Sex Ban

“Human rights have taken a step back in India, activists say after the Supreme Court overturned a ruling of the High Court that had earlier lifted the ban on gay sex,” Inter Press Service reports. “Many people in India, not necessarily from the LGBT community, believe the upholding of Section 377 is a step to once again criminalize the LGBT community, and is a violation of human rights,” the news service writes, examining reactions in the country. “The Supreme Court has placed the onus of changing the existing law on parliament,” IPS notes, adding, “Activists do not hold much hope that parliament will move swiftly when only about five months are left [before] the next general election” (Biswas, 12/13).

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