Curative Petition On Sec 377 To Be Heard By Supreme Court On April 22

Supreme COurt of India

The Supreme Court of India will hear the curative petition challenging the re-criminalisation of homosexuality on April 22nd. Curative petition is the last legal resort left before the LGBT community to get homosexuality decriminalised in the country via the courts.

Earlier, a review petition filed by various groups against the 11th Dec 2013 judgement of the apex court was dismissed by a two judge bench comprising Justice HL Dattu and Justice SJ Mukhopadhyaya, who heard the plea for review in private chambers.

Naz Foundation and other groups had filed a curative petition before the Supreme Court. The court had also agreed to consider a plea for an open court hearing, even though curative petitions are considered by judges in-chambers without granting parties the chance to argue their case. A curative petition is heard by a 5 judge bench.

Sukhdeep Singh