A Hope of Light in India for LGBTQ Community
Written by Muhaiminul Biswas Parvez, London
In South East Asian countries like India, marriage can be seen essential from multiple viewpoints. In general, essentially majority of heterosexual as well homosexual couples want to be with their partner in a socially recognised and acceptable manner. And unlike the western countries, there is still a lot of stigma aground people living together without getting married. It’s necessarily a form of social recognition which is also quite a sentimental desire for a couple that want to be together eventually. As Guruswamy and Katju will put it, ‘India is a marriage country’.
The public-interest lawyers who are also a couple, renowned for litigating the 2018 Supreme Court case which struck down the elements of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that in result decriminalised homosexual sex in India. Their contribution has been a huge step forward for LGBTQ rights in India, and has been celebrated domestically and internationally as a victory for human rights. Within South Asian nations India is has proven to do such effort to and became an example for other nations. This huge step towards humanity and tolerance will markedly invite others to establish the rights for LGBT community.