India's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, September 6, that a law prohibiting consensual gay sex is unconstitutional. The law, written in 1861, criminalized certain sexual acts with penalties of up to ten years in prison and was upheld in a 2013 ruling. Public demonstrations in support or opposition to the court ruling in the coming hours and days cannot be ruled out.
Individuals in India are advised to avoid public demonstrations as a precaution and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.
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