CJI Dipak Misra

2018: The year of the Supreme Court

From the right of a common citizen to privacy to that of women to practise religion, from decriminalising homosexuality to legalising passive euthanasia, and from adultery to inter-faith marriages, Supreme Court orders and directions left few sections of the society untouched this year.

Section 377 and homosexuality: What the Supreme Court said | Read detailed judgment

Five-judge Constitution Bench decriminalises Section 377 of IPC with regard to consensual gay sex, says it was "irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary", violated fundamental rights to equality, life with dignity, personal liberty, non-discrimination, privacy and expression under Articles 14, 15, 19, and 21 of the Constitution