• Rajasthan

    Cong 99
    BJP 81
    RLM 0
    OTH 19
  • Madhya Pradesh

    Cong 112
    BJP 97
    BSP 4
    OTH 8
  • Chhattisgarh

    Cong 53
    BJP 26
    JCC 9
    OTH 1
  • Telangana

    TRS-AIMIM 82
    TDP-Cong 25
    BJP 6
    OTH 6
  • Mizoram

    MNF 25
    Cong 10
    BJP 1
    OTH 4

* Total Tally Reflects Leads + Wins

NHRC member for ‘suitable modification’ in section 377, IPC

By: | Published: September 27, 2016 10:03 PM

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) member SC Sinha today pitched for a "suitable modification" in section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that criminalises consensual sexual acts between members of the same sex.

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) member SC Sinha today pitched for a "suitable modification" in section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that criminalises consensual sexual acts between members of the same sex. (PTI)National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) member SC Sinha today pitched for a “suitable modification” in section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that criminalises consensual sexual acts between members of the same sex. (PTI)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) member SC Sinha today pitched for a “suitable modification” in section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that criminalises consensual sexual acts between members of the same sex. Delivering a lecture at Amity University, Sinha stressed on “consensus” as a way forward in modifying the contentious provision. He expressed hope that all the sections of the society will work towards ensuring that everyone, irrespective of their sexual orientation and gender identity, will be treated as equals, the NHRC said in a statement.

Sinha was addressing a seminar on ‘Denial of Right to Life & Dignity of Transgender: The Dark Side of Shining India’ at the Noida-based university.

The meaning and content of fundamental rights, guaranteed in the Constitution, encompasses all the facets of gender equality, “including same-sex relations”, he said.

Sinha said his contention was “in line” with NHRC’s public stand that section 377, IPC should be suitably modified to achieve the above object.

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