India Supreme Court rules to re-criminalise gay sex, punishable by 10 years imprisonment.

The 153-year-old colonial law which describes same-sex relationships as an ‘unnatural offence’, had only just been overturned in July 2009, giving hope to many LGBT people in India.

Now, four years on, it will be in the hands of the government to make the ruling law.

BBC News reports, ‘India’s Law Minister Kapil Sibal told reporters the government would respect the ruling but did not say whether there were plans to amend the law. Correspondents say any new legislation is unlikely soon – general elections are due next year.’
There are plans, from disappointed gay rights activists, to approach the court to review their decision.

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This comes in the same year that Russia started to take away LGBT rights from their own people and visitors.