A man was kidnapped, drugged and brutally raped in Delhi but section 377 makes him unable to report it.
He’s a researcher at a top institution of India, he is also a screenplay writer and a poet. The criminal is another student of the same prestigious university.
A friend of him, Arnav, posting some screenshots of his chat with him, expressed his anger against section 377, “Seems Delhi is equally unsafe for some men, but they don’t even legally have a voice.”
Section 377, which criminalizes man-on-man sex, is the cause of blackmailing, extortion and heinous crimes like rape and murder in the gay community. It gives freedom to criminals because they know victim can’t report anything on chances of getting arrested.
The constitution of India doesn’t even consider rape against men as a criminal offence. Making it worse, section 377 criminalizes the victim instead. Fortunately, there are enough laws and awareness about women’s safety. But a man’s safety is out of the question until there is section 377.