Decriminalizing Homosexuality: Looking Through the Eyes of Indian Society

18 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2011

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Abhijit Rohi

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Date Written: January 12, 2011


The paper tries to look at the problem of decriminalizing homosexuality in Indian society. The Author tries to put forth, as an historical background the provisions criminalizing homosexuality in the penal law of India and the present controversy concerning the matter. The Author also tries to look to the issue from the view-point of various institutions forming an integral part of Indian society, including marriage and family. The paper also moves on to find out the impact of decriminalizing homosexuality on these institutions and various other sections of Indian society. The Author further tries to put forth the solutions in which the issue can be addressed properly, mainly with the human rights perspective and finally concludes by suggesting that the Indian society should look forward to handle and address the issue effectively.

Keywords: Decriminalizing, homosexuality, Indian Society

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Rohi, Abhijit Jaya Jayant, Decriminalizing Homosexuality: Looking Through the Eyes of Indian Society (January 12, 2011). Available at SSRN: or

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