In the Era of “Urban Naxals”, Section 377 Verdict is Proof That India Needs Activism

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In the Era of “Urban Naxals”, Section 377 Verdict is Proof That India Needs Activism

Illustration: Sushant Ahire

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hould condoms be provided to Tihar Jail inmates? That was the question that sparked off the fight against Section 377 in 1994.

Prisoners engaging in same-sex relations are susceptible to contracting HIV if they are not given condoms. But if Kiran Bedi, then the inspector general of Tihar Jail, allowed that, she would be doing two things:

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