Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law

OSJCL Amici Board of Advisors

OSJCL Amici: Views from the Field

India's Criminal Code Under Attack

India is resisting pressure to discard Section 377 of its criminal code, a provision which criminalizes homosexuality. Stating that doing so would disturb the law and order situation and create many problems in society, the nation is retaining the law, which allows imposition of up to a life sentence for engaging in homosexual activity. Activists opposing the law have countered by claiming that the law violates India's constitution and renders homosexuals second-class citizens.



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