Letters to the editor: SC’s nuanced call

Dec 20 2013, 02:31 IST
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SummaryA simple replacement of words from ‘voluntarily’ to ‘compulsorily’ will fulfil the aspirations of the LGBT collective for freedom to live.

Apropos of the editorial ‘Infirm judgment’ (FE, December 13), why call the apex court judgment infirm? It has only confirmed the constitutional validity of Section 377 of the Constitution and has left the ball in the government's court to bring in a fresh law or an amendment to the existing section. A simple replacement of words from ‘voluntarily’ to ‘compulsorily’ will fulfil the aspirations of the LGBT collective for freedom to live. It is a welcome move and restrained behaviour on the part of the apex court compared to past overactivenss in various cases of public interest. Though, the political parties might just give the issue their own colours and effect little change in the life of the LGBT people.

Debabrata Sengupta, Howrah

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