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Indian gay-rights activists take part in a protest against the Supreme Court ruling reinstating a ban on gay sex in New Delhi on December 11, 2013. (Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian gay-rights activists take part in a protest against the Supreme Court ruling reinstating a ban on gay sex in New Delhi on December 11, 2013. (Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)

India's Supreme Court today reversed a lower court decision and reinstated a more than 100-year-old law that criminalizes homosexuality in the deeply conservative country.

India's Law Minister says the government would respect the ruling but did not say whether there were plans to amend the law. With general elections next year, the BBC reports, new legislation to make homosexuality legal is doubtful

The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder is in India and discusses the ruling with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson.

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  • Sanjoy Majumder, India correspondent for the BBC. He tweets @BBCSanjoyM.

This segment aired on December 11, 2013.

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