chapter  1
The Politics of Penetration: Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code
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The Indian Law Commission, presided over by Lord Macaulay, introduced the colonial andsodomy statute, Section 377, into the Indian Penal Code on October 6, 1860, in British India. The section reads:

Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to 6ne.