Section 377: whose concerns does the judgment address?

Mandal, Saptarshi (2018) Section 377: whose concerns does the judgment address? Economic and Political Weekly, 53 (37). pp. 1-7. ISSN 129976

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The Supreme Court’s recent judgment reading down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code is a landmark on many counts. But while we celebrate the judgment, it is important to remember that Section 377 meant different things to different groups of queer people. While for some it was the symbolic harm of their desire being designated as “unnatural,” for others it had a material significance in their everyday negotiations with harassment and violence in public spaces.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Section 377 | Supreme court | Judgment
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr Sombir Dahiya
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2021 06:04
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2021 05:03
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