It was like every other day. I was whatsapping and facebooking and tweeting. At my day job.
and then I saw THIS.
AT FIRST I WAS LIKE….
I SWORE AND CUSSED LIKE A SAILOR. I ROLLED UP MY ALREADY SHORT SLEEVES AND SWORE TO INFLICT MISERY ON THOSE IN MY WAY TO RE-DE-CRIMINALIZATION ( YES. I MADE UP A NEW WORD FOR THIS FIASCO).
AND BY MISERY I MEAN BLARING HER… LIKE. WOW.
( I ALSO COULDN’T STOP TYPING IN CAPS)
BUT EXACTING REVENGE WAS TOO SIMPLE. SO I THOUGHT, WHY NOT FILE A PETITION FOR THE DISMISSAL OF THE PETITION FOR THE DISMISSAL OF THE REVIEW OF THE SUPREME COURT RULING THAT WAS A DISMISSAL OF A DELHI HIGH COURT RULING?
TAKE YOUR TIME.
YOU SEEEEE? GENIUS.
AND THEN I ACTUALLY READ THE PETITION FOR THE…DISMISSAL… OF… SUPERCALIFRAGALISTICESPIALIDOCIOUS…ZZZZzzzzzzz.
IT GOT FUNNIER. NOT BETTER.
THE PETITIONER ISN’T AGAINST HOMOSEXUALITY.
On the contrary, he made a few rather good points on why homosexuality isn’t unnatural and how IPC 377 can never hold up in the court of law to criminalize a gay person.
One of his points?
“if the language in Section 377 be held to prohibit homosexual behaviour only after consulting the historical background to the said provision, a court in India today may only say what the provision meant in the 1860s and it does not necessarily follow therefrom that the meaning in 1860 should necessarily apply in 2014 in view of the religious nature of the said prohibition and in further view of the fact that the numerically dominant religion then in India and still the numerically dominant religion today in the territory of India, Hinduism, was permissive towards consensual homosexual behaviour”
OR AS OUR BABUJI WOULD PUT IT…