Judgment Matrix

Constitutionality of Section 377 IPC

Read our Judgement Matrix so you can quickly familiarize yourself with each of the four concurring judgements and how they depart (or rather do not depart) from each other.



On September 6th, a five-judge Bench partially struck down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, decriminalising LGBT intercourse between consenting adults. The Court has upheld provisions in Section 377 that criminalise non-consensual acts and sexual acts performed on animals.

Chief Justice Dipak MisraJustice Rohinton NarimanJustice DY Chandrachud and Justice Indu Malhotra authored four concurring judgements. Read the full judgement here.