Homosexuality banned in India – Paradoxical judgment from the land of Kamasutra

विकृतिः एवम्‌ प्रकृतिः (What is unnatural is also natural) Scultptures in a temple in Khajuraho. Notice the depictions of lesbian encounters? In a verdict that had the potential to send the right message to the world at large, High Court in India passed a law in 2009 that decriminalized homosexuality. Sex between consenting homosexual partners…

Outraging modesty in India

Image courtesy liora k  All sexual crimes short of rape fall under the ambit of ‘Outraging the modesty of a woman’, under section 354 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860. This particular law makes a lot of presumptions about how a woman is expected to behave, and has misogyny stamped all over it. It is not…