Monday 13 June 2016

Do it in England

As a lawyer I was once arguing a criminal appeal before Justice Sapru in the Allahabad High Court. My client had been convicted under section 377 I.P.C. on a charge of having committed sodomy.
I stood up confidently before the Judge, and said :
" My Lord. Section 377. Not an offence in England, who gave us the law. "

To which Justice Sapru retorted :
" Then do it in England. Appeal dismissed "

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