Happenings, Jan '14 (update 1)
Kaushik Gupta and Madhuja Nandi file reports on two Kolkata events to highlight the injustice that Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code is
Kolkata, January 19, 2014: Reports of events centred on Section 377, Indian Penal Code and the Supreme Court verdict reinstating the law to recriminalize lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other queer communities continue to pour in. On January 16, 2014, the Press Club Kolkata saw an interaction titled ‘Heterosexuality and IPC 377’ organized by Civilian Welfare Foundation, Kolkata. The speakers included Protik Prokash Banerjee, Advocate and Junior Standing Counsel, Government of West Bengal, Calcutta High Court; Paromita Chakraborti, Director, School of Women’s Studies, Jadavpur University; Anitesh Chakraborty, Founder Member, Ardhek Akash; and Dhimoyee Debnath, Secretary, Civilian Welfare Foundation.