The Legal Battle Against Section 377

1994-01-01 16:54:47

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.

2001-01-01 04:48:27

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.

2002-11-01 00:15:46

JACK intervention

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

2003-09-01 05:20:18

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

2004-09-01 02:37:23

Delhi HC Dismisses Naz Petition

The Court dismissed it on the ground that Naz Foundation was not affected by Sec 377 and hence had no 'locus standi' to challenge the law.

2004-11-01 02:37:23

DELHI HC REJECTS REVIEW

The Delhi High Court rejected a review petition filed which challenged the above mentioned order. nfo here

2006-04-01 15:52:25

case remanded to delhi hc

On an appeal filed by Naz Foundation, The Supreme Court passed an order remanding the case back to the Delhi High Court so the matter could be heard on merits

2006-07-01 11:11:21

NACO Affidavit

National Aids Control Organization (NACO) filed an affidavit stating that the enforcement of Sec 377 is a hindrance to HIV prevention efforts.

2006-10-01 11:11:21

B.P. Singhal Intervention

The intervention stated that homosexuality is against Indian culture and that the law needs to be retained.

2006-11-01 11:11:21

VOICES AGAINST 377 INTERVENTION

A coalition of NGOs working on a range of issues including gender, sexuality and child rights, Voices Against 377 filed the intervention supporting the petitioner and stating that Sec 377 is violative of the fundamental rights of LGBT persons.

2008-08-19 16:31:59

FINAL ARGUMENTS

The matter was posted for final arguments before Chief Justice Shah and J. Muralidhar

2008-11-07 16:31:59

Reserved for Judgment

The matter was reserved for judgment after 12 days of hearing

2009-07-02 00:02:12

Naz Foundation v. NCR Delhi Judgment Delivered

Judgment reads down Section 377 to decriminalize consensual sexual relations between adults

2009-07-07 00:02:12

FIRST SLP FILED

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

2009-07-07 00:02:12

15 other SLP's filed challenging Naz Foundation

The SLP's were filed challenging the decision: Apostolic Churches Allicance tr its Bishop v. Naz Foundation & Ors SK Tijarawala v. Naz Foundation & Ors. Bhim Singh v. Naz Foundation & Ors B. Krishna Bhat v. Naz Foundation & Ors. B.P. Singhal v. Naz Foundation & Ors. S.D. Pratinidhi Sabha & Anr. v. Naz Foundation & Ors. Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights v. Naz Foundation & Ors. Ram Murti v. Government of NCT of Delhi & Ors. Krantikari Manuvadi Morcha Party v. Naz Foundation & Others  Raza Academy v. Naz Foundation & Others Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam v. Naz Foundation & Others. Utkal Christian Council v. Naz Foundation & Others Joint Action Kannur v. Naz Foundation and Others All India Muslim Personal Law Board v. Naz Foundation and Others Trust Gods Ministry vs. Naz Foundation and Others

2009-12-31 00:02:12

Interventions filed supporting the Naz Foundation Judgment

These interventions were filed by: Minna Saran and 18 other parents of LGBT person Sekhar Seshadri and12 other mental health professionals Nivedita Menon and fifteen other academics Shyam Benegal Ratna Kapur and other law academics

2012-02-13 00:02:12

Final Arguments

Final Arguments before the Supreme Court commence.

2012-03-27 00:02:12

SC RESERVES FOR JUDGMENT

Reserved for judgment after 15 days of arguments over 6 weeks

2013-12-11 00:00:00

SURESH KUMAR KOUSHAL JUDGMENT DELIVERED

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

2013-12-11 00:02:12

J. Singhvi retires

2014-01-28 14:48:35

REVIEW PETITION DISMISSED

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

2014-04-15 00:00:00

NALSA v. UNION OF INDIA JUDGMENT DELIVERED

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

2014-04-22 14:48:35

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.

2016-02-02 00:02:12

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.

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