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    India's top court strikes down law against homosexual sex



    Under the colonial-era law, homosexual activity was punishable by up to 10 years in jail.

    But the country's Supreme Court today struck down the law in a unanimous judgement, in what is being hailed as a historic victory for the country's LGBTQI community.

    One judge described the law, known as section 377, as "indefensible and irrational".

    The judges also said gay people in India face deep-rooted trauma and live in fear.

    "Thanks to all that fought for this, braving the worst sort of prejudice. This is a good day for human rights," Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director for Human Rights Watch tweeted.
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    great news
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    Absolutely - there must be hundreds of millions of gay people in india, presumably.
    A big step forward
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