The Supreme Court of India orders a review of Section 377, a colonial-era law that criminalizes consensual sex between men, and of the Court's December 2013 verdict that upheld the law. In August 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that all Indian citizens have a constitutional right to privacy, noting in the judgment that "sexual orientation is an essential attribute to privacy."
The court ordered a review of a colonial-era law reinstated in 2013 that criminalizes sex between men. Gay-rights advocates were elated but cautious.
The New York Times
The "triple talaq", an Islamic practice allowing men to divorce instantly, is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of India. 2017-08-22 (Context: Supreme Court of India)
The Indian Supreme Court upholds the death sentences imposed on four men convicted in the 2012 gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman on board a bus in South Delhi. 2017-05-5 (Context: Supreme Court of India)
The Supreme Court of India begins hearings on whether oral divorce is a fundamental right of Islam. 2017-05-11 (Context: Supreme Court of India)
The Indian Supreme Court orders all cinemas must play the national anthem, and the audience must stand during its performance, before a film is screened. Order is effective in 10 days. 2016-11-30 (Context: Supreme Court of India)
A United Nations arbitration court rules India must allow an Italian marine, facing charges of murdering two fishermen during an anti-piracy mission in 2012, to return home pending the Permanent Court of Arbitration's decision over jurisdiction. The suspect, who will remain under the authority of the Supreme Court of India, has been staying in the Italian embassy in New Delhi; his co-defendant returned to Italy with health problems in 2014. 2016-05-2 (Context: Supreme Court of India)
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