The Legal Battle Against Section 377

REVIEW PETITION DISMISSED

The Supreme Court dismissed review petitions filed by Naz Foundation, the other intervenors and the government challenging the Suresh Koushal decision.

CURATIVE PETITION LISTED IN OPEN COURT

A four judge bench of the Supreme Court listed Curative petitions filed by Naz Foundation and the other intervenors to be heard in open court.

CURATIVE PETITION REFERRED TO CONSTITUTION BENCH

A 3 judge bench of the Supreme Court presided by the Chief Justice decided to refer the matter to a 5 judge Constitution Bench since it involved significant matters of Constitutional Interpretation.

NALSA v. UNION OF INDIA JUDGMENT DELIVERED

The Supreme Court delivers a landmark judgment recognizing a range of rights for transgender individuals.

SURESH KUMAR KOUSHAL JUDGMENT DELIVERED

The Supreme Court overturned the Delhi High Court's decision, effectively recriminalizing homosexuality in India.

FIRST SLP FILED

The first Special Leave Petition was filed in the Supreme Court by Suresh Kumar Koushal challenging the Naz Foundation judgement

ABVA Petition in Delhi HC

ABVA worked on issues related to human rights of persons living with HIV/AIDS. By the time the petition finally came up for a hearing in early 2001, the group had disbanded.

NAZ PETITION befoRE THE DELHI HC

A Delhi- based NGO working on HIV/AIDS issues, Naz Foundation's petition asked the Court to read down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code as excluding acts of consensual private sex from its purview.

JACK intervention

Joint Action Council Kannur files an intervention before the High Court on ground that law is required to prevent HIV from spreading

Government of India affidavit ( Ministry of home)

The Ministry of Home Affairs Affidavit supported retention of law on grounds that criminal law must reflect public morality and that Indian society disapproved of homosexuality

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