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India’s Supreme Court rules Freedom of Sexual Orientation as Fundamental Human Right

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India’s Supreme Court has ruled that Freedom of Sexual Orientation, which is also part of Right to Privacy, is a Fundamental Human Right intrinsic to Right to Life.

Right to Privacy is an integral part of Right to Life and Personal Liberty guaranteed in Article 21 of the Constitution,” the 9-judge bench declared unanimously.

“Discrimination against an individual on the basis of sexual orientation is deeply offensive to the dignity and self-worth of the individual. Equality demands that the sexual orientation of each individual in society must be protected,” the ruling added.

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According to Times of India, “the apex court’s judgement overruled previous judgments on the issue – an eight-judge bench judgment in the MP Sharma case and a six-judge bench judgment in Kharak Singh case, both of which had ruled that privacy is not a fundamental right”.

The case was put forth after petitions were filed to challenge the government ordering the mandatory use of Aadhaar cards.

Here’s what Aadhaar cards are according to Times of India.

Soon, online and card transactions can be made by using the Aadhar app. People with their Aadhar linked to their bank accounts can transact by entering the 12-digit Unique Identification number instead of using their PIN or security code. The move is part of the plan to make India a cashless economy after the government scrapped the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes is being anchored by the Niti Aayog. Cash transactions are also going to be made expensive so that it is an incentive for people to use the digital medium. It also aims at making the entire transaction process hassle-free. The card serves as an identity and address proof for the citizens across the country. Brain-child of Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani, it was created to collect the biometric and demographic data of the residents of the country which could be accessed through a centralised database.

12 Comments

  1. BlueEyed

    August 24, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Nice one India…..people can finally be free in one of the most populated and heavily cultured countries in the world, that’s a large demographic of sexually liberated men and women…good going India ?? ?

  2. Agu

    August 24, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Congrats India.

  3. Bowl

    August 24, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    And now they have added another plague to their plight

    • Mohammad

      August 25, 2017 at 1:33 am

      What a stupid comment!

    • nene+

      August 25, 2017 at 6:40 am

      Another plague for real! Well Indians would rather adopt the West than associate with Africa. We are whiter than them things, we too are oyinbo. Political correctness.

    • Mohammad

      August 25, 2017 at 11:18 am

      I expected nothing less from a tribalistic and poorly educated moron, nene+ The them versus us attitude is so far entrenched that it’s a wonder you can even think at all. What has gay rights got to do with race? Eeeediat!

    • agu

      August 25, 2017 at 11:39 am

      @bowl insrael have the same law and the are doing just fine despite surrounded by enemies.

  4. Z

    August 25, 2017 at 11:25 am

    You don’t surprise me, Nene. You have always been bush, ignorant and close minded. Whether you like it or not, one’s sexual orientation is their choice. Not everyone can be heterosexual. This has existed since the Greek mythology. So glad India is seeing the light and I pray Africans will too.

  5. UNCLE GWE GWE GWE

    August 25, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    I HATE GAYS, THEY SHOULD BE STONED TO DEATH.

  6. Last days

    August 25, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Just as it was in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19), so it is now. People we are living in the end times. The trumpet would soon sound and we would leave those you want to live and enjoy int their sin (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). That’s not just the end, the great tribulation would begin. Whose side are you on Narrow is the way that leads to salvation and only few choose to follow. Wide is the road that lead to destruction and many are more than happy to join as they say the civilized ones down that road {Matthew 17:14) . May God help us to know that the popular and attractive way leads to Destruction

    • Tony

      August 26, 2017 at 8:33 am

      Hahahahaha. Being born in Africa seems like hell already. Every continent has managed to move forward but Africa with holier than thou people is still drenched in corruption, lack of true community, churches that milk Christians, backstabbing citizens and the list is long. All we know is quote Bible while others are working hard to better their lives. I don’t know when Africans would come out of shackles. Such a waste of God’s engineering. 54 countries with paper potential and Pharisee citizens. Keep waiting for the Trumpet.

    • Bimbo

      August 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      Last days , can you people just stand in front of a fast moving train and just go to heaven already. Leave the world for us sinners .

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