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Naz foundation withdraws curative petition against Section 377

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on Monday withdrew a against of the (IPC) keeping in view of the last year Supreme Court's (SC) judgement in which it decriminalised homosexuality.

The NGO, that work on HIV/AIDS and sexual health issues, filed the after the apex court in 2013 overturned the 2009 verdict of that decriminalised homosexuality.

While reconsidering its 2013 verdict, the SC's five-judge bench, headed by former of (CJI) Dipak Misra on September 6 last year, in its landmark verdict had said, any consensual sexual relationship between two consenting adults, homosexuals, heterosexuals or lesbians cannot be a criminal offence.

The Delhi High Court, in 2009, decriminalised homosexuality. But in 2013, the restored the colonial-era Three years later, the top court agreed to hear the petition once more.

In 2001, filed the first petition in the against

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 13:33 IST
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