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Optimism in India About Overturning Archaic Law Outlawing Homosexuality

  • Anjana Pasricha

The Indian LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community's battle to scrap a colonial era law that criminalizes gay sex has taken a tortuous route. Scrapped in 2009, it was reinstated in 2013 by the Supreme Court, dealing a blow to gay rights. But as Anjana Pasricha reports from New Delhi, there is renewed optimism that a recent Supreme Court ruling has paved the way to overturn the law, which the top court is to review.