Entry #12739: Homosexual activity in India

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IssueHomosexual activity
StatusIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Start DateJan 1, 1862
End DateJul 2, 2009
DescriptionThe Indian Penal Code was enacted by the Imperial Legislative Council, the legislature during British direct rule in India. Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code criminalized same-sex sexual acts and carried a penalty of up to 10 years imprisonment.
SourcesIndian Penal Code, Act No 45 of 1860 [https://www.indiacode.nic.in/handle/123456789/2263]

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