New Delhi, Mar 20: Criticising the centre, Supreme Court on Tuesday, Mar 20, said that Centre has a casual approach on important issue of decriminalisation of homosexuality.
A bench of justices comprising GS Singhvi and SJ Mukhopadhyay said that the centre has taken this case very casually when they were going through various affidavits of the ministers. While the ministers had filed an affidavit without taking a stand in the Delhi High court on such an important matter.
After observing Centre's approach towards the issue, the bench said that "They have taken this case very casually. This practice needs to be condemned and we are going to say it in our judgment."
The bench said that this is a peculiar case and Centre is taking a neutral stand before the Supreme Court on such issue.
We don't know in how many cases they have been neutral. This is one of the peculiar cases where the Centre, which had contested the matter in the high court, is taking a neutral stand.
"The government comes with the stand that they are neutral. Which one is to be accepted, the affidavits filed in the high court or its stand of neutrality in the Supreme Court," the bench added.