The organisation said, "As a result citizen's right to privacy, their bodily integrity, to give consent, to enjoy sexual lives of their preferences - all are compromised with. Since Sec. 377 of IPC criminalises certain sexual acts, irrespective of people's sexual orientation and gender identity any and every citizen is adversely affected by this regressive judgment of the court."
Amitie' Trust added moreover on the basis of too common a misnomer that only people with non-conventional sexualities namely the Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transpersons, Hijras, Queers, Intersexed persons practise penile non-vaginal penetrative sex, the stigma and discrimination existing in the society against these LGBTHQI people has been strengthened many fold by this judgment.
They are experiencing increased violence in the hands of their homophobic fellow citizens and also apprehended wide spread harassment in the hands of the members of the law enforcement agencies.
The trust thinks that the judgment has also posed a great challenge to successful implementation of sexual health interventions and increased the chances of widespread sexually transmitted infections by forcing people and their sexual behaviours to go back under cover and restricting their access to condom and other life-saving services.
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