Section 377 Supreme Court hearing: Centre defers to ‘wisdom of court’; Menaka Guruswamy says IPC section violates Article 15

The Centre has put the onus on Supreme Court to decide on the constitutionality of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalises homosexuality in the country. As the five-judge bench of the Supreme Court assembled on the second day to hear arguments for and against scrapping of Section 377, Additional Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta told the bench that the Centre won't contest provision as regards to consensual sex between adults and is leaving it the decision for the Supreme Court.

Mehta, however, sought clarification on bestiality.

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