News from India

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1. India decriminalizes Homosexuality

A landmark judgment by India’s highest court has overturned a colonial-era law that criminalizes consensual gay sex, in a long-fought for victory for the LGBTQ community.
The five-judge bench reached a unanimous decision Thursday in the capital New Delhi. Delivering his decision, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said, “The LGBTQ community has the same fundamental rights as citizens. The identity of a person is very important and we have to vanquish prejudice, embrace inclusion and ensure equal rights.”
time.com/5388231/india-decriminalizes-homosexuality-section-377/


2. India decriminalizes adultery
India’s top court on Thursday decriminalized adultery in a landmark judgment aimed at upholding the right to equality and freedom, scrapping a law first brought in under British colonial rule in 1860. “Adultery cannot and should not be a crime. It can be a ground for a civil offense, a ground for divorce,” Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said while reading out the judgment.
India's top court decriminalizes adultery in landmark judgment | Reuters


3. India launches world largest health insurance scheme

The Indian government has launched one of the world's largest publicly funded health insurance scheme, set to cover some 500 million poor people.

The Ayushman Bharat programme, dubbed "Modicare" after Prime Minister Narendra Modipromised health cover worth 500,000 rupees ($6,900) to every poor family to treat serious ailments.


4. India to launch manned space mission by 2022


India will launch its first manned space mission by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today, which could make it the fourth nation to do so after the United States, Russia and China. An Indian astronaut, be it a man or a woman, will go on a space odyssey by 2022 on board 'Gaganyaan', Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day address from the Red Fort in Delhi.
PM Modi says India to launch its first manned space mission by 2022


5. India lift a record 271 million people out of poverty in the past 10 years


India has made momentous progress in reducing multidimensional poverty with its incidence almost halving between 2005-6 and 2015-16, climbing down to 27.5 per cent from 54.7 per cent, according to estimates from the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI).

"In India, the first country for which progress over time has been estimated, 271 million people moved out of poverty between 2005-06 and 2015-16. The poverty rate here has nearly halved, falling from around 55 per cent to around 28 per cent over the 10-year period," said the estimates released on Thursday by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI).
271 Million People Moved Out of Poverty in India Over 10-Year: UNDP | LatestLY



6. India to be open defecation free by 2019

‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan – a sanitation revolution will leave its impact in India’s history. The government is confident that the target of going open defecation free by October 2, 2019, will be met and it will be before the deadline,’ says Secretary Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation Parameswaran Iyer while addressing the 2nd India Sanitation Coalition (ISC)-FICCI Sanitation Conclave and Sanitation Awards at FICCI today.
We Are Confident That India Will Become An Open Defecation Free Country Before October 2019 Deadline: Government | News
 
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Fantastic! Are all of these things somehow related?

Married gay astronauts no longer in poverty, so they can now afford indoor plumbing, and also get free treatment for their STDs?
 
#5
Space apart, why have these things taken so long?
 
#6
Space apart, why have these things taken so long?
Because in India indoor toilets are where no man has gone before
 

BratMedic

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1. India decriminalizes Homosexuality


time.com/5388231/india-decriminalizes-homosexuality-section-377/


2. India decriminalizes adultery

India's top court decriminalizes adultery in landmark judgment | Reuters

3. India launches world largest health insurance scheme





4. India to launch manned space mission by 2022



PM Modi says India to launch its first manned space mission by 2022


5. India lift a record 271 million people out of poverty in the past 10 years



271 Million People Moved Out of Poverty in India Over 10-Year: UNDP | LatestLY



6. India to be open defecation free by 2019



We Are Confident That India Will Become An Open Defecation Free Country Before October 2019 Deadline: Government | News
Why aren't you crowing about this on a forum for all things related to India. Why are you here? Do you have some sort of weird agenda?
 
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Why aren't you crowing about this on a forum for all things related to India. Why are you here? Do you have some sort of weird agenda?
Oh yes he does.
 
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Why aren't you crowing about this on a forum for all things related to India. Why are you here? Do you have some sort of weird agenda?
Yes; note the fact that despite 70 years of independence, the repealed laws are 'colonial era', with the inference being that these were imposed in the face of local opposition, but took such hold culturally (the fault of... can you guess?) they've taken decades to get rid of.

Earth's agenda is that of a immature teenage nationalist (the equivalent here would be some teenager with posters of Jayda Fransen on his wall and an unhealthy belief in the utter supremacy of his race/nation, with all failures being blamed on someone else), and damn any facts or nuance. In the days of the Viro Bono Terror, this'd have been holed about 9 seconds after it appeared...
 
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This is one of India’s sacred cows.

If I leave this image here, the OP won’t be able to post again until it freely moooooves off.

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Months ago when the gay thing came out (clearly communications haven't improved much since we left the sub continent, or its all used so we can have to try to explain things multiple times to some call centre bod before giving up) I couldn't quite understand the constant reference to it being a 'colonial law'?

Oddly enough I don't think its 'our' fault that India failed to update its laws after independence, we knocked homosexuality laws on the head in 67 so based on that rate of progress they'll have reached 2018 somewhere around 2069.
 

Sixty

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In the days of the Viro Bono Terror, this'd have been holed about 9 seconds after it appeared...
Those days are gone. All hail the benign and patrician (mis)rule of Sixty. It's still holed, right enough, but with a fatherly arm around the shoulder.
 
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Good news.




That's it. No mockery or trolling of earth.




If he sticks around I'm sure he'll provide plenty of better opportunities.
 
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