Supreme Court to hear plea on homosexuality today

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The Supreme Court will today hear a curative petition of gay activists challenging its verdict criminalising homosexuality in the country.A bench headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur agreed to hear the curative petition filed by gay rights activists and NGO Naz Foundation against the top court’s December 11, 2013 judgement upholding validity of section 377 (unnatural sexual offences) of IPC and the January 2014 order, by which it had dismissed a bunch of review petitions.A curative petition is the last judicial resort available for redressal of grievances in court, which is normally decided by judges in-chamber. In rare cases, such petitions are given an open court hearing.

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