Justice Indu Malhotra was the junior-most and sole woman judge on the constitution bench which, on September 6, held that criminalisation of LGBTQIA relationships were unconstitutional. The members of this community were compelled to live a life full of fear of reprisal and persecution. Note: Sodomy is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as anal intercourse. Fleta and Britton — The first book approximately dated to and the second to around and both belong to the era of King Edward 1 of England. They are rough summaries of the law of the time, which had criminalised sodomy. Historically, that is simultaneous to an anti-homosexuality campaign by the Roman Catholic Church. The punishment was confiscation of property of the convicted.