Features Monday, October 27, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute| October 20, 2014| 05.40 pm IST The most recent episode on Satyamev Jayate, which showed the LGBT community in new light, has started a campaign against Section 377 of the IPC which re-criminalized gay sex last December. Hosted by Aamir Khan, the show tried to do away with a lot of misconceptions surrounding the ostracised community, with a number of questions being answered on the what, why, when, who surrounding the whole issue. The judgement which was upheld after a petition seeked a review of a court decision that upheld criminalisation of homosexuality was met by lot of furore across the country last year. However, not much headway has been made towards reversing the decision.  The Satyamev Jayate programme that aired last Sunday has started its own campaign urging people to call in and make way towards an amendment of the controversial Act that in essential criminalises gay sex according to an archaic law descended from the times of the British colonial rule.  However, according to the Satyamev Jayate website, its not just the law that needs to change. Along with the law, it called for a change in the social mindset in terms of being more receptive and open to people of different thoughts.  Every person's contribution makes a difference or so thought Sub Inspector Bhanupratap Barge who witnessed the brutal treatment inflicted on the LGBT community by the police.  Watch what he has to say. Even as the campaign spread on Facebook, many have come out thanking the show and Khan, also talking about their alternative sexualities with renewed frankness.  The only way out could be a curative petition that lets the Court take up cases even after the dismissal of petition if it involves 'gross miscarriage of justice or  violation of natural justice", reported The Hindu. However, curative petitions have rarely been successful.  This campaign, however, will hope to make a deeper impact in its attempt for an amendment to the Act.  The entire episode

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