The Apex Court also issued a notice to the Center's response on a writ petition filed by five members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community, who said they live in fear of police due to their natural sexual orientation and preferences.
Section 377 has undergone many twists and turns ever since the Delhi High Court decriminalised it in 2009.
India may be on the verge of a major victory for gay rights after the country's supreme court agreed to re-examine a colonial-era law outlawing sex between men.
The supreme court observed in 2013 that fewer than 200 people had been convicted for homosexual acts under the legislation but activists say it is regularly used to blackmail and intimidate LBGTI Indians as well as to stymie HIV/Aids prevention efforts.
Section 377 of IPC, came into force in 1862 - defines unnatural offences.
Reopening the debate on Indian Penal Code's Article 377, the three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by CJI Dipak Misra said, "it would reconsider and examine the Constitutional validity of section 377".
In 2009, the Delhi High Court had described Section 377 as a violation of the fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution.
In August this year, the apex court, in its landmark judgment on the privacy issue, said that "sexual orientation is an essential attribute of privacy".
Arvind Datar was speaking for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and said that section 377 was not a "reasonable restriction". Religious groups, however, had appealed against the decision in the Supreme Court.
SC has also issues notice to the Centre seeking response on a writ petition filed by five members of LGBT community, who say they live in fear of Police due to their natural sexual preferences, according to new agency ANI. The bench noted that "a section of people or individuals who exercise their choice should never remain in a state of fear" and "societal morality also changes from age to age".
Unfortunately, the Nokia 6 runs on Android Nougat out-of-the-box, although the company has mentioned it is upgradable. The smartphone will be available in Black and White color variants with Gold and Copper accents respectively.
The board asked for several cuts, and a name change, before giving the film the certification for showing in theatres in India. According to the CBFC, the film was approached with a "balanced view keeping in mind both the filmmakers and the society".
Brown of NBC's " This is Us " won best actor in a drama. "We couldn't ask for a better partner". "Nicole, I love you", he said. Perhaps that's why some of the other cast members got snubbed, but the Golden Globes don't matter too much for this show.
There also was a raucous scene in the Bills' locker room after a win over Miami when they saw Dalton's touchdown pass. Bills fans have helped to donate $315,000 so far to Bengals QB Andy Dalton's foundation .
That year, the Supreme People's Assembly promulgated an ordinance on North Korea's position as a " nuclear weapons state". He also did not touch on Kim's demand that Seoul cancel its annual joint military exercises with the United States.
Officials in Egypt said the balloon crashed carrying the group of tourists, after strong winds forced the balloon off course. In 2016, hot air balloon rides were temporarily suspended in Egypt after a crash led to 22 Chinese tourists being injured.
According to National Football League insider Adam Schefter of ESPN, Gruden will be the next head coach of the Oakland Raiders . Del Rio then had an awkward and emotional post game press conference with the media where he addressed his dismissal.
The Asus Zenfone 4 ZE554KL features a 5.5-inch IPS full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 630/660 processor and 4GB/ 6GB of RAM. This update brings a new Android Oreo OS version 4.390 along with a new December patch update and performance improvements.
Reagan died in 2004, at age 93, from pneumonia complicated by the Alzheimer's disease that had progressively clouded his mind. Trump defended his background and success during an impromptu audience with reporters and in a series of tweets on Saturday.
Police on Sunday arrested a man they say was found with several guns and ammunition in his Hyatt Regency hotel room downtown. It comes as cities across the United States and around the world step up security for New Year's Eve celebrations.
Marcus Mariota throws touchdown to himself against Chiefs
The Titans advance to a divisional game against either the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots or the Pittsburgh Steelers. Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this article misidentified the team of running back Derrick Henry .
Captain Marvel May Have Just Cast the MCU's Monica Rambeau
Thus, Monica Rambeau is particularly well situated to be introduced as a supporting character in Captain Marvel's new movie. Actors Samuel Jackson, Jude Law and Ben Mendelsohn will co-star in the movie, which will premiere on March 8, 2019 .
MPs call for 25p 'latte levy' on disposable coffee cups
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) said it welcomed Friday's recommendations from the Environmental Audit Committee. U.S chain Starbucks said it will trial a 5 pence levy at up to 25 London branches in February for three months.
Dead Persons in Buhari's Board Appointment Rise to 7
They include late Alhaji Umar Dange, said to be a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto State. The founder of Fidei Polytechnic, Gboko, the first private polytechnic in Northern Nigeria was in April 2017.
12 dead, several injured in Bronx building fire
Elain Williams said she lost her daughter, sister, and two nieces in the Thursday night fire at 2363 Prospect Ave. Fire Department of New York (FDNY) personnel work on the scene of an apartment fire in Bronx, New York , U.S.
Dangerously cold wind chills
Meteorologist Sarah Fletcher says a cold front moved through Friday night and cold arctic air will take over into the New Year. A Wind Chill Warning is in place for Saturday night - Monday morning for wind chill values of -30 to -50 degrees.