377 Plea: SC Refers To 5 Judge Bench

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New Delhi: Providing a major relief to the LGBT community, the Supreme Court on Tuesday referred the challenge against Section 377 of the IPC to a five-judge bench. The Court said several “Constitutional dimensions of importance” are ingrained in the challenge against Section 377, which criminalizes homosexuality.

The Court said it will have fresh look into the issue. The Court said several “Constitutional dimensions of importance” are ingrained in the challenge against Section 377, which criminalizes homosexuality.

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The three-judge bench led by CJI T.S. Thakur, however, did not issue notice to the Centre on the plea and left it to the Constitution Bench.

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