Unnatural sex: India

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The Times of India, Aug 19 2015

Deeptiman Tiwary

1,148 cases of `unnatural sex' in 2014 

As many as 1,148 cases of “unnatural sex“ involving 1,156 victims were reported from across the country in 2014. The offence of “unnatural sex“ comes under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which has been hotly debated over the past few years with regard to the rights of the homosexual community . For the first time, National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has tabulated and published data on offences which come under the controversial section. According to the NCRB data for 2014, Delhi recorded the highest number of such offences with 194 cases.The Capital was followed by Haryana with 143 cases. UP recorded 137 cases while Kerala, MP and Haryana all recorded over 100 such offences. Delhi also had the highest rate of such offences at one case per one lakh population. None of the north-east states, except Sikkim, Mizoram and Tripura, recorded any such offence.

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