Month: November 2010


Court admits plea for scientific and human rights standards for drug dependence treatment   22nd April 2009, Chandigarh: SHARAN, an NGO working with people who use drugs, approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court for protection of rights of persons dependent on drugs. Intervening in Talwinder Pal Singh v. State...

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LGBT Other Cases

Allahabad High Court stays suspension of AMU Professor 1 April 2010, Allahabad: In a case that stands to test the promise of equality to homosexuals held out by the Delhi High Court last year, a division bench of the Allahabad High Court stayed the suspension of Prof. Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras,...

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LGBT Section 377

Section 377, Indian Penal Code, 1860 (hereinafter ‘IPC’) was enacted by the British colonial regime to criminalise ‘carnal intercourse against the order of nature’. It was rooted in the Judeo-Christian religious morality that abhorred non-procreative sex. Section 377, IPC reads as: “377. Unnatural offences.—Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the...

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Harm Reduction

Over the last two decades, South Asia has witnessed a significant increase in HIV prevalence among drug using populations, particularly those injecting drugs. To stem the twin epidemics of HIV and drug injecting, several countries in the region have introduced needle-syringe and oral substitution programmes among injecting drug users (IDUs)....

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