Centre moves SC seeking seven-day deadline for execution of death row convicts after issuance of death warrant
The MHA also sought direction from the court that a time period be fixed for such death row convicts for filing curative pleas after rejection of their review pleas
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.
In a positive development, the Supreme Court referred the petition against Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code to a five-judge bench.
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.
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.
The Supreme Court will hear in open court on 2 February a curative petition of gay activists challenging its verdict criminalising homosexuality in the country.
SC dismissed the plea of the Centre filed against the commutation of death penalty into life imprisonment of convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
Controversy over execution of 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts convict Yakub Memon found its echo in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on Wednesday with the Sena-BJP demanding that Congress MLAs who have sent a letter to the President seeking commutation of his death sentence to life, be booked for treason.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the curative petition of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon in connection with his death penalty.
Uncertainty continued on Monday over whether Yakub Memon, the sole 1993 Mumbai blasts convict on death row, will be hanged on 30 July.
Yakub Memon, convicted in the Mumbai serial blasts of 1993, on Thursday moved the Supreme Court challenging the death warrant for his execution on 30th July.