" The movement to repeal Section 377 was initiated by AIDS Bhedbhav Virodhi Andolan in 1991.
Their historic publication Less than Gay: A Citizen's Report, spelt out the problems with 377 and asked for its repeal.
It would lead to a big health hazard and degrade moral values of society." The 11 December 2013 judgement of the Supreme Court, upholding Section 377 was met with support from religious leaders.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad's vice-president Om Prakash Singhal said, “This is a right decision, we welcome it.
In a society, a family is made up of a man and a woman, not a woman and a woman, or a man and a man.” Rabbi Ezekiel Issac Malekar, honorary secretary of the Judah Hyam Synagogue, in upholding the judgment was also quoted as saying “In Judaism, our scriptures do not permit homosexuality." Reverend Paul Swarup of the Cathedral Church of the Redemption in Delhi in stating his views on what he believes to be the unnaturalness of homosexuality, stated “Spiritually, human sexual relations are identified as those shared by a man and a woman.
The Supreme Court’s view is an endorsement of our scriptures.” The Ministry of Home Affairs released figures indicating that nearly 600 people had been arrested under Section 377 in 2014, which was linked to an increase in the blackmail of LGBT people.
Naz Foundation appealed to the Supreme Court against the decision of the High Court to dismiss the petition on technical grounds.
The Supreme Court decided that Naz Foundation had the standing to file a PIL in this case and sent the case back to the Delhi High Court to reconsider it on merit.