“We didn’t expect this.” — Gautam Bhan

“We didn’t expect this.” — Gautam Bhan

“The Supreme Court has taken back a right, which the Delhi High Court had given to some of its citizens. In the course of legal history, the trend has been towards an expansion of equality and human dignity. We do not expect the Supreme Court to take away dignity from its citizens. Therefore, it’s a deeply disappointing and frightening judgment.”— Gautam Bhan

Vaibav Vats of the New York Times blog India Ink spoke to Gautam Bhan, 33, a spokesman for gay rights and one of the petitioners in the legal battle to decriminalize homosexuality in India, about what the gay rights movement would do next and how it can regroup.

Read the full Q & A here.

Posted: December 12th, 2013
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