"We are disappointed with the judgement. We think the judgement is not correct in law. We will take appropriate legal recourse," senior advocate Anand Grover, who argued the case for the NGO Naz Foundation, said after the verdict was pronounced.

A bench of justices G S Singhvi and S J Mukhopadhaya set aside the 2009 Delhi High Court judgement which had decriminalized gay sex.
    
While setting aside the Delhi High Court order, the apex court allowed the appeals filed by various social and religious organizations for making gay sex a criminal offence.
    
The apex court observed that there is no constitutional infirmity in section 377 of IPC which makes gay sex an offence and added that it is for the legislature to look into the desirability of deleting the provision from the law.

Activists of the NGO who were present inside the court room were visibly upset, while those outside said, "This verdict has taken away our right to live.”
    
They also demanded that the 1861 legislation, by which section 377 is a criminal offence, be changed.

"Is it a crime that a child is born a lesbian or gay? This is a natural feeling. No one has the right to blame LGBTs or gays," the activists commented.
    
The verdict came on the petitions of several anti-gay right activists, social and religious organizations against the 2009 verdict of the high court, which decriminalized gay sex.

(Agencies)

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