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Islam does not bar women to enter graveyards, time we know the truth, says Zeenat Shaukat Ali

Feb 05, 2016

Islam does not bar women to enter graveyards, time we know the truth, says Zeenat Shaukat Ali

At the forefront of the campaign to allow Muslim women to enter the Haji Ali dargah in Mumbai, Ali believes that all traditions banning women in the heart of religious shrines and temples depicts our society’s deep-rooted women-phobia. #India #Islam #Bombay High Court #Supreme Court of India #Haji Ali Dargah #Section 377 #Right to pray
All you need to know about the SC's decision to reopen the Section 377 debate

Feb 03, 2016

All you need to know about the SC's decision to reopen the Section 377 debate

So in terms of the fight against Section 377 nothing much has actually changed. What is hopeful though, is that the court has constituted a five-judge bench to look into the matter. Here's what you need to know. #ConnectTheDots #Delhi High Court #Supreme Court of India #Section 377 #curative petition #LGBTQI Rights
Section 377: The simple, stunning logic in the curative petition that will make it easy for the SC to strike down the regressive law

Feb 03, 2016

Section 377: The simple, stunning logic in the curative petition that will make it easy for the SC to strike down the regressive law

Hilariously, the judgment itself, after reviewing reported judgments on Section 377, recorded at para 38 that not only was it NOT possible to list acts which were covered by Section 377, but no tests would be laid down to differentiate "carnal intercourse against the order of nature". #Supreme Court #LGBT rights #Section 377 #LongView #Constitutional Bench #LGBT community
Window of hope: SC refers petition which seeks to de-criminalise Section 377 to five-judge bench

Feb 03, 2016

Window of hope: SC refers petition which seeks to de-criminalise Section 377 to five-judge bench

In a positive development, the Supreme Court referred the petition against Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code to a five-judge bench. #India #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Homosexuality #LGBT #Human Rights #Indian Penal Code #Section 377 #TS Thakur #curative petition
Five things you need to know about today's SC hearing on Section 377

Feb 02, 2016

Five things you need to know about today's SC hearing on Section 377

The original case on Section 377 was heard by two judges in 2013 in the Supreme Court which then dismissed the Delhi High Court ruling. #India #Section 377 #Constitutional Bench #curative petition #LGBTQI Rights
What must be borne in mind about IPC's Section 377: Rapists, not homosexuals, are real threat to society

Feb 02, 2016

What must be borne in mind about IPC's Section 377: Rapists, not homosexuals, are real threat to society

The argument in defence of Section 377 is crude and a load of nonsense. It has no legs to stand on. The passionate position that it must continue because otherwise India will turn into a playground of sexual perverts is just overstretched imagination. #Supreme Court #ConnectTheDots #Section 377 #LGBTQI #curative petition #LGBTQI Rights
LGBT community has been prevalent in Indian history: Raveena Tandon

Feb 02, 2016

LGBT community has been prevalent in Indian history: Raveena Tandon

The controversial section 377 of the Indian Penal Code criminalises consensual sexual acts of the LGBT community. #Supreme Court #Indian Penal Code #Section 377 #Raveena Tandon #LGBT community