A court that does not trust the political class has left it to the legislature to hold up gay rights
On his last day at the Supreme Court, Justice Ganpat Singhvi has issued an astounding verdict that severely undermines civil liberties. The verdict in the Naz case reinstates the outrageous Section 377 of the Indian penal code, which criminalises gay sex. In 2009, Justices Shah and Muralidhar had ruled that the section went against Indian constitution’s provisions of equality and dignity.
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