Slamming the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding Indian Penal Code’s (IPC)section 377, criminalising gay sex, celebrated author Vikram Seth on Sunday said the judgement was “ethically hollow and intellectually shallow.”
“Just because a population is miniscule do you forgo their fundamental rights? Its ethically hollow and intellectually shallow,” he said during a session at the third Kolkata Literary Meet here.
The well renowned author of “A Suitable Boy”, he has been open about his criticism to the ruling.
At the literary meet, the 61-year-old Padma Shri recipient passionately iterated that the law has brought homophobia into the nation and “not sexuality.”
“377 is a foreign law. It is homophobia that came in with the law, not homosexuality. It’s a part of our history till 1861. After the law was created, there was no turning back.” he said.