Published in IJCP September 2018
From the Desk of Group Editor in Chief
Supreme Court Decriminalizes Section 377: Heart Care Foundation of India Welcomes this Historic Judgment
September 04, 2018 | Dr KK Aggarwal

“Section 377 is irrational, arbitrary and incomprehensible”, says Supreme Court. In a historic and unanimous judgment, the Supreme Court of India has decriminalized Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), as per which homosexuality is a punishable offence. The five-judge constitutional bench was unanimous in its decision. The medical community has always considered homosexuality as a normal and natural phenomenon and not a disease or crime.