SC refers homosexuality plea to constitution bench

New Delhi, February 2 (IANS) A five judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court will hear the curative petition by NGO Naaz Foundation and others seeking a relook at its verdict upholding the validity of section 377 of Indian Penal Code that criminalises homosexuality.

An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice T.S. Thakur referred the curative petition to the five judge bench as senior counsel Kapil Sibal said that the issue involved a question of far-reaching constitutional importance and must be heard by five judge bench.