International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 1, Issue 4 (2016)

Homosexuality in India: A Controversial Issue


Inderjeet Santoshi

Homosexuality that is a part and parcel of Indian culture from the time immemorial has only recently become a subject of public debate. A reference to homosexuality is no more a hidden/ buried concept but now is sufficiently visible and is gradually being acknowledged. Object of the article is to find out whether by decriminalization of homosexuality would be attack on religious and moral values. Many people think that it is a sin and a social evil which will only lead to a societal disintegration and the break of the family. So, obviously first question would be that by decriminalizing the homosexuality, would it be acceptable to the Indian Society or not? Another object of the article would be on the analysis of the judgment passed by Delhi High Court in Naz foundation Case, which decriminalized the homosexuality, later on overruled by Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, but finally agreed to reconsider its 2013 judgment and refer it to Constitutional bench for hearing the issue at length.
Pages : 63-67