Hundreds of LGBT people marched through India's capital city of
New Delhi on Sunday to celebrate gay and lesbian Pride.
As reported on NDTV, the ceremony commenced on Barakambha Road
near Delhi's business hub, Connaught place, before moving towards
Flags, candles and whistles were distributed by organisers to
engender a party atmosphere.
They also provided carnival masks, so 'closeted' members of the
community could also take part.
It was the fourth such celebration since India's Delhi High Court
decriminalised homosexuality in July 2009.
The law, which was imposed by British colonial rule over 100 years
ago, originally said an individual who "voluntarily has carnal
intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or
animal" shall be imprisoned for life or for a term exceeding 10
years and be liable to pay a fine.
In quashing section 377 of the Indian Penal Code - the law which
classed gay sex as a criminal offence - a two-judge bench,
comprising of Chief Justice A P Shah and Justice S Muralidahr, said
the legislation was a violation of fundamental civil liberties.