Indian Lawyers who spearheaded legal challenge to Indian Penal Code have come out as a couple


Atlanta sources reported that In an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, the two lawyers admitted that they were a couple. They said the victory was not just a professional benchmark but also a personal win. Katju and Guruswamy represented the petitioners against the ban on consensual gay sex in the country. The duo highlighted those who suffered under the law by enlisting more than two dozen gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people as co-petitioners. 

They contested that people risked arrest for publicly identifying themselves as part of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community. Talking to Zakaria about  September 6, the day when Section 377 was finally repealed, Katju said that the best thing that happened after the verdict was that they could celebrate together with her parents, who had come down to court to watch her and Guruswamy fight the case.

Katju is the niece of former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju. She was also a junior under senior advocate Sidharth Luthra in the Supreme Court. Guruswamy is the daughter of Mohan Guruswamy, a well-known political-thinker and adviser to former Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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