Justice Shah's Hard-Hitting Speech On Decriminalising Homosexuality

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Justice Shah's Hard-Hitting Speech On Decriminalising Homosexuality

Former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court AP Shah

New Delhi:  Former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court AP Shah, who decriminalised homosexuality, said in a speech on Saturday that the Supreme Court made a "mistake" by overturning his verdict.

Justice Shah, who was delivering the 9th V.M. Tarkunde Memorial  Lecture, said the political climate now favours a re-think on the controversial Section 377 of Indian Penal Code, which prohibits consensual sexual intercourse between people of the same sex.

Here is a transcript of his speech, Section 377: From Hostility And Hatred To Courage And Freedom":

 

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