The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a ban on homosexuality
after a decades-old campaign against a colonial-era law used to hold back LGBT rights. Members of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups held tearful celebrations in cities across the country
as the historic verdict was read out. “The law had become a weapon for harassment for the LGBT community,” said chief justice Dipak Misra as he quashed the cornerstone of Section 377, a law introduced by the British in 1861.
Read the full text of the judgment here: