JTSA (Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association) extends support to the LGBT community, calls for committed judicial activism
~Linked to this passing the buck approach is that the judgement fails to recognize that minorities, sexual or otherwise, require dignified protection by law. This aspect is the most disturbing and damaging one as it questions the very fundamental, human right of small groups of people to exist and live with dignity in society.
Committed to speak and act for the protection of human and civil rights, JTSA registers a strong note of dissent on this anti-people – anti-minority – judgement. It stands in solidarity with the LGBT community and extends full support to the campaign for the right to sexual choice, justice, honour and freedom.
(Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association consists of Manisha Sethi, Ahmed Sohaib, Nabanipa Bhattacharjee, Adil Mehdi, Sanghamitra Misra, Tanweer Fazal, Ambarein Alqadr, Ghazi Shahnawaz, Manoj Jena and others.) ~
Guest Post by JAMIA TEACHERS’ SOLIDARITY ASSOCIATION
On 11 December, 2013 a two judge bench of the Supreme Court of India (SC) ruled that section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which considers homosexuality a criminal offence, does not ‘suffer from the vice of unconstitutionality’ and hence, legally valid. By this highly regrettable ruling the apex court astounded and disappointed not only the LGBT community but the wider public at large.
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