The Supreme Court in a historic verdict on Thursday read down Section 377, which criminalised consensual same sex relations as well as any sexual act other than heterosexual penile-vaginal sex. The bench, comprising Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, and Justices Rohinton Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra, concurred in its verdict but four of the judges wrote their own judgement.
CJI Dipak Misra read out his and Justice Khanwilkar’s judgement first, followed by Rohinton Nariman, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra.
Here is what the Constitutional Bench said while decriminalising homosexuality:
Chief Justice Dipak Misra
Justice DY Chandrachud
Justice Rohinton F
Justice Indu Malhotra