New Delhi, Feb 1: Members of the LGBT community would be holding their breath eagerly as the Supreme Court will hold an open hearing on Tuesday, Feb 2 reconsider the 2013 judgement that criminalises homosexuality.
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India TS Thakur, Justice Anil R Dave and Justice JS Khehar will hear a curative petition filed by LGBT community members, civil society, activists and others.
Supreme Court had earlier refused to decriminalise homosexuality and will now re-consider the 2013 judgement upholding the Sec 377 of the Constitution.
Meanwhile, members of the LGBT community upped their fight against decriminalisation of the section and will now have to wait until tomorrow to hear the verdict.
The Review bench had in 2014 agreed with its decision which was given out in Dec 11, 2013 setting aside the Delhi High Court's verdict that had declared Sec 377 unconstitutional and that it was a violation of fundamental rights.
However in 2009, the verdict was challenged immediately in the Supreme Court, following which the Supreme Court overturned the Delhi HC verdict.