India

Recent bombings reignite Indo-Pakistani tensions

BY VICTORIA WANG ’20

Kashmir, a state in northern India, was hit by a bomb blast on Thursday, Feb. 14, in the province’s most dire attack in over 30 years. A car loaded with explosives struck a convoy carrying approximately 2,500 troops to Srinagar, the capital city of Kashmir.

Indian Supreme Court rules ban on gay sex “irrational”

Indian Supreme Court rules ban on gay sex “irrational”

BY EMMA COOPER ’20

The Indian Supreme Court decriminalized the act of consensual gay sex on Sept. 6. They did so by declaring they would eliminate Section 377 of the Penal Code, which was introduced during British colonization in 1861, and has been used to criminalize sexual activities “against the order of nature,” such as sex with minors, non-consensual sexual acts and bestiality, as reported by the BBC.