Section 377 Verdict: Supreme Court, the Pride of India

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Section 377 Verdict: Supreme Court, the Pride of India

Illustration: Arati Gujar

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ell, first of all: Hooray for the Indian Supreme Court. That amazing institution that you can still repose your faith in and which can bring tears to your eyes with a judgment so poetic, it could hurl Keats, Shelley, and Eliot out of the canon.  

Now, the last year or so has been pretty exciting, if you’ve been keeping an eye on the workings of the Indian judiciary. It’s almost as if the poor thing decided to hell with everybody; we’re going to be bigger and more spectacular than Netflix AND PubG combined. Today the Indian Supreme Court has struck down Section 377 for being “arbitrary” and “irrational,” a surprisingly progressive move in a sea of Ram Kadams.

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