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    India: Gay Sex Illegal

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    Well this is depressing. The Indian Supreme Court on Wednesday declared homosexual sex illegal, bringing back a law that had been on the books since the colonial era but had been overturned four years ago. India’s high court has now overturned that ruling, declaring the penal code was constitutionally valid. National Crimes Record Bureau chief statistical officer Akhilesh Kumar said Wednesday that India will be maintaining a central database of those prosecuted under the law. “Henceforth, we will be compiling crimes committed under this relevant section,” Kumar said. “Maybe from the next year.” New York-based Human Rights Watch called the ruling a “setback to human dignity, and the basic right of nondiscrimination.”

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