As Congress president Sonia Gandhi said in a statement, 'The High Court had wisely removed an archaic, repressive and unjust law that infringed on the basic human rights enshrined in our Constitution."
Even Law Minister Kapil Sibal did not keep mum on the issue.
Singh: Homosexuality an unnatural act, cannot be supported
While the clamour to decriminalise Section 377 grew, the Opposisiton maintained a safe distance from the whole episode. However the BJP has finally spoken on the issue.
Senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh, in an interview to The Telegraph [read here] said, that the party 'unambiguously' endorsed the re-criminalisation of gay sex. "We will state that we support Section 377 because we believe that homosexuality is an unnatural act and cannot be supported," he said.
He went on to say that Section 377 of IPC only bans sexual conduct that goes against the order of nature. "A reading of this law of can be that to be born with gay tendencies cannot be against the order of nature. The court does not have to legalise or illegalise such a thing. It is not against the order of nature," he said.
He however added that BJP was on its toes after being open about the isue fearing that BJP's stand may affect people and hurt their feelings.