The Supreme Court on Thursday suspended the hearing on Section 377 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) till July 17, 2018.  A 5-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra has been hearing the petitions. Along with CJI, Justices RF Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra will now hear the matter on July 17, 2018. Earlier on Wednesday, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra had asked petitioners to prove Section 377 is against fundamental rights.

Here are the updates of Supreme Court hearing on Section 377:

15:15pm| Supreme Court suspends hearing on Section 377 till July 17.

13:30pm| The Supreme Court bench has risen for lunch and hearing will resume at 2 pm. 

13:00pm|

12:30pm| A day after the Centre said it would not contest the petitions challenging Section 377, Divan says this is an opportune moment for the court to issue additional declarations apart from striking down the provision, reports Bar & Bench.

11: 45am|

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