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Section 377 will soon be dead: Harish Salve

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Hours after the Supreme said it will re-examine the Constitutional validity of of the (IPC) that criminalises homosexuality, Salve on Monday said that the will soon be dead.

"is dead after the nine-judge bench which has said all these are matters of Right to Privacy. They have covered the entire ground. It will formally be struck down. It will be done very soon", told ANI.

Earlier in the day, the apex headed by said it would reconsider of the (IPC), which criminalises homosexuality.

The matter will now be referred to a larger bench to reexamine the Constitutional validity of Section 377.

Earlier in 2009, the Delhi High had decriminalised Section 377, but the order was later set aside by a Supreme-Court bench.

The controversial Section 377 bans the sexual activities that are 'against the order of nature'.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 21:45 IST