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'Yes, the Section 377 should be decriminalised'
The answer to the question of decriminalisation of Section 377 of the IPC is bold and clear "YES". After more than six decades of independence, such a judgement by the Supreme Court which criminalises same sex relationships holds no validity.

Section 377 reads- “Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.”

The judgement strongly hits the LGBT community, but if we look at the heterosexual people then it's blasphemous to presume that a child in a mother's womb can have a criminal intent. No gynecologist in this world can certify that a mother has delivered a child with unnatural tendencies. Now who decides what is natural and unnatural? What is the order of nature? What is ordinary course? Whether it is good or bad, moral or immoral?

On one hand they say every individual in this country is accorded an equal status and on the other they criminalize the lifestyle of a community. It is the birth right of every individual born in a palace or on the street to make his own choices. What more can you expect from a court which says that raping is not an offence if you are a juvenile but making consensual love is. In a constitution that guarantees freedom of thought and action, personal life cannot be a criminal offence.

Today they say gay sex is a crime, tomorrow wearing short skirts and sleeveless vests would be a crime, and day-after girl's education. It is time now to take your own stand, for this court has shut its ears to the groan that comes from a bedroom every night, its eyes to the girls being set on fire because of dowry in every small town and its mouth to the thousands of foetus that are flushed into the drains every day, yet has open heartedly said that making a choice is an offence, exercising your will is an offence, your right to live your life the way you wish to is an offence.

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