India’s landmark Supreme Court decision that criminalizing consensual same-sex conduct is unconstitutional is a major victory for human rights and the LGBT people’s rights to privacy and non-discrimination in the world’s second most populous country, Human Rights Watch said today. 
 
The decision on September 6, 2018 strikes down language in Section 377 of India’s Penal Code, a relic of British colonial rule that punishes “carnal intercourse against the order of nature” with 10 years to life in prison.