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Section 377: A timeline of India’s LGBT law

Anusha Bhattacharya

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The supreme court today said that a larger group of judges would examine the constitutional validity of section 377 of the IPC, a law that criminalises sexual activities “against the law of nature” and re-considering over homosexuality in India. While the Congress has off lately been advocating for the striking down of Section 377, it is a matter of record that across the political and ideological spectrum politicians have refused to slice down the anti-LGBT law. The BJP, though, is yet to make its proper stand on the matter officially. Though in 2017 BJP senior leaders like Rajnath Singh to Arun Jaitley spoke openly in support of abolishing section 377. So where do the legal proceedings on section 377 lie now? The matter is presently in the hand of the Supreme Court, which has constituted a five member bench to hear the reconsideration. So let us wait what the constitutional bench pronounce in its verdic

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Saviors of Kerala – The Security forces of our nation

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Government officials and politicians across india are pledging that a part of their salaries would be contributed toward kerala flood relief. The Shiv Sena today said that its MLAs and MPs would donate a month’s salary towards the cause. The government employees in Tamil Nadu and puducherry have also decided to contribute their one month salary to the Kerala flood relief fund. The entire nation has now raised their helping hands towards their relief. But the unsung heroes are definitely the security forces of our nation, who are constantly working on the new front to save millions of lives in the flood affected Kerala. Anusha Bhattacharya gives more insights

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Kerala Flood: Death toll jumped to 324. Modi announced interim relief aid of Rs 500 crore

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The death toll in the flood-hit Kerala has jumped to 324. And in the last 10 days of floods, the death toll has nearly become three times more in the last 24 hours. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had arrived in Kochi last night to undertake a survey of flood-hit areas. Prime Minister Modi was accompanied by Kerala Chief Minister Vijayan during the aerial survey. After consultation with chief minister, Narendra Modi announced an interim relief aid of Rs 500 crore. The entire procedure has certainly killed a lot of valuable time and has taken a toll on the innumerous lives that could have otherwise been saved had this procedure would be paced up. There is no doubt on the contribution from the Centre but it was really late and the kind of loss of human lives and infrastructure has been suffered by Kerela, providing relief funds on time had to be the main priority for them..Anusha Bhattacharya gives more insights

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Imran Khan: The 22nd PM of Pakistan’s march to power

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Imran Khan has been as sworn in as Pakistan;s news prime minister after his party’s victory in last month’s election. Khan was elected as his party PTI swept the election, vowing to bring an era of accountability and prosperity to the country. Khan who was famously captioned the Pakistan national cricket team to World Cup glory in 1992, has also invited some of his teammates to his oath taking ceremony. Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Sindhu too had reached Pakistan to attend the ceremony. In Imran Khan’s victory address to the nation, he expressed how he is expecting India as a big opportunity to be explored. So can we expect any path-breaking gestures towards India now? Anusha Bhattacharya gives more insights..

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