On this day I would like to voice my opinion on dilution of section 377 of the Indian constitution by Delhi high court. It is one of the most dividing yet revolutionary judgements delivered by Delhi high court and I believe it has been long overdue. Most of the laws in our Indian constitution have been adapted from old colonial British Raj and even British have decriminalised homosexuality. This judgement will bring India into the modern era. I believe anything happening between two consenting adults shouldn't be of anyone's concern.
Though the section has been diluted there are still lot more laws in Indian constitution which are sexist and treat women as inferior and needs to be protected, those laws should also be changed to more gender-neutral way to move into modern times.
Though the laws are changing there is still a lot to do to change the perspective of society and people towards the LGBTQ+ community. I believe we are still in the infant stage in India when it comes to gender parity and non-discrimination of the LGBTQ+ community. I hope with this section scrapped there will be a lot more opportunities open to LGBTQ+ community to fight for their rights in the court of law. There is still a lot more to do and I wish to be part of the new movement.
#inclusivity #acceptance #iimtrichy #PRISM_IIMT