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India's Supreme Court Unhappy with Criticism of Ruling Recriminalizing Sodomy

Wants people to be more respectful

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today expressed "displeasure" over statements made by some Union ministers including Law Minister Kapil Sibal against its verdict on gay sex, saying it is "unwarranted" and "not in good taste" while cautioning them from doing so in future.

Visibly upset after going through the statements annexed in a PIL seeking action against the Ministers, a bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said the remarks made against the verdict are "not appreciable".

"We agree that some of the statements made are not in good taste. They are holding high post and they have a responsibility. They must be cautious in making statements," the bench, also comprising Justice Ranjan Gogoi, said.