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India: Dismaying top court ruling re-criminalizes homosexuality

Headline Title:  India: Dismaying top court ruling re-criminalizes homosexuality 11 December 2013 A ruling by India’s Supreme Court making consensual same-sex conduct between adults a criminal offence marks a black day for freedom in India, Amnesty International India said today. “This decision is a body blow to people’s rights to equality, privacy and dignity,” said G Ananthapadmanabhan, Chief Executive, Amnesty International India. “It is hard not to feel let down by this judgement, which has taken India back several years in its commitment to protect basic rights.” The Supreme…

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