Many of you may have heard that the Supreme Court of India is trying to test the Constitutionality of the controversial Section 377.
What is Section 377?
The Section 377 or Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code is the law that particularly speaks about the “Unnatural Sex”. You may find the term “Unnatural Sex” confusing because there is no such this in reality. But since the law talks about it so we will do that as well. Let’s have a look what exactly Section 377 of Indian Penal Code says about it:-
377. Unnatural offences: – Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.
Explanation- Penetration is sufficient to constitute the carnal intercourse necessary to the offence described in this section.
So you see, the Law has branded an act as “Unnatural”. It must be kept in mind that anything tagged as a punishable offence and can set you inside the jail for a long time.
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So what is Controversy about the Section 377?
In India, everything that is consensual and offence is an offence. Society wants to control everything and that’s what made it controversial. It is assumed that Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Bisexual people are completely sex-oriented people. If you are an LGBT you’ll be assumed to done sex with your partner. Now, because having relationship means consummating and the law says that it must be done with so-called Natural organs, which you cannot, you have done “Unnatural Sex”.
There is a reason behind such the abusive and illogical section inside our Penal Code.
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