India court rejects gay petition
By Ayanjit Sen
BBC corespondent in Delhi
The high court in the Indian capital Delhi has dismissed a legal petition that sought to legalise homosexuality.
The petition challenged laws which deem homosexual acts to be "unnatural criminal behaviour".
The court ruled that the "validity of a law" cannot be challenged by anyone who is "not affected by it".
The petition, filed by a voluntary organisation, argued that it is wrong for homosexuality to be a punishable offence in 21st century India