That Time We Almost Got Arrested in Delhi – Nomadic Boys

Published Date Author: , February 18th, 2016

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Don’t get us wrong, we absolutely fell in love with India. But its government just has major problems accepting its LGBT community.

A very old law dating back to 1861 (Article 377 of the Indian Penal Code) criminalises gay sex with up to 10 years in prison. This was invalidated by the Delhi High Court in 2009, but in 2013, the Supreme Court reintroduced Article 377. In January 2016, the Supreme Court announced it would review this decision, but until this is done, being gay in India remains a crime. We couldn’t find any evidence of Article 377 being enforced, but its very existence is a symbolic slap in the face to the LGBT community.

We interviewed a gay Indian couple anonymously who said that Article 377 is used by the authorities as a validation for all sorts of bullying and harassment of the LGBT community, in particular the Indian police who use it as a way to get bribes. We experienced this first hand in Delhi.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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Fred Harvey said on February 21, 2016, 3:02 am:

The best response to the very silly Indian government on the issue of gay legality is to boycott the country until it gets its head out of its ass. It is still living under the yoke of Christian influenced British Imperialism.

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