After a long rigmarole, section 377 that criminalized any consensual Carnal Intercourse was crushed.
Shouldn't the interference of a state be prohibited? Like the Saudi Arabia, are we of an opinion that the state should govern the life of its people to its entirety? Should the state with all rights interfere in the lives of two people, who have fallen in love? Should the state interfere in what two individuals do in their bedroom? Such a disgrace that for so long Carnal sex in India was illegal. How do we justify it?
What was Section 377 about?
Section 377. Unnatural offences: Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine. Explanation: Penetration is sufficient to constitute the carnal intercourse necessary to the offense described in this section.
The laws are archaic; they don’t suite the dynamic society, which doesn't find fault in practicing the very common medium to attain pleasure. I must tell you that people have been doing this since long years, however, the state realized it now, which says how blind the Governments have been until now?
It’s high time that we come to terms with the fact that we want to respect our privacy and our way of living so long as it doesn't affect the very fabric of our Free Country.