“Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.” -Section 377
This section of the Indian Penal Code criminalises LGBT acts, even if it’s consensual. The Supreme Court of India referred a batch of curative petitions against this section to a constitution bench of 5 judges for a hearing.
There are a total of 8 curative petitions. The former UN under secretary general and Union Minister of State for External Affair, Sashi Tharoor has been very vocal about his dissatisfaction with the article and believes that this section does not given people the freedom they deserve as being a part of a democracy.