Documentation of a Right that Dares To Speak Its Name: The Delhi HC Naz Foundation Decision

Alternative Law Forum was involved in the Naz Foundation decision case by the Delhi High Court, representing Voices against 377. This section contains various documents which are useful signposts leading up to the High Court decision.

1. Final Written Arguments by Voices Against 377
These are the final written submissions by Voices Against 377 to the Delhi High Court in 2009 arguing for the decriminalisation of homosexuality.

Final Written Arguments by Voices Against 377



2. Note on Caste-Equality and Discrimination in Constituent Assembly Debates
This is a note on caste-equality and discrimination in Constituent Assembly Debates submitted to the Delhi HC to underline parallels with sexual-orientation- based discrimination, in order to aid its decision regarding the decriminalisation of homosexuality.

Note on Caste-Equality and Discrimination in CAD Submitted to Delhi HC




3. Note on Criminal Tribes and the Constitution
The following note on criminal tribes and the Constitution was submitted to the Delhi HC to underline parallels with criminalising of certain tribes under colonial rule, in order to aid its decision regarding the decriminalisation of homosexuality.

Note on Criminal Tribe and the Constitution Submitted to Delhi HC



4. Outline of Arguments by Voices Against 377
The following is the outline of argument by Voices Against 377 submitted in the Delhi High Court.

Outline of Arguments by Voices Against 377




5. Text of the Delhi High Court judgment in Naz Foundation
The judgment of the Delhi High Court in the Naz Foundation case is as following.

Text of the Delhi High Court judgment in Naz Foundation