Section 377 verdict: What did the judges say?

Full text of Supreme Court's verdict on Section 377 on September 6, 2018

A file photo of participants under a rainbow flag during the Queer carnival 2017, an inclusive event which focused on sensitising people over LGBTIAQ community issues.

A file photo of participants under a rainbow flag during the Queer carnival 2017, an inclusive event which focused on sensitising people over LGBTIAQ community issues.   | Photo Credit: G. Ramakrishna

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The four-member Bench gave four separate but concurring judgments.

A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday decriminalised homosexuality by partially striking down the colonial era provisions of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The Bench, led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and comprising Justices Rohinton F. Nariman, A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud and Indu Malhotragave four separate but concurring judgments.

Here is the full text of the judgement.

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