Hundreds of gay rights activists
marched Sunday in India's capital to demand greater rights.
The demonstrators sang songs, waved
placards and carried a 50-foot rainbow-colored banner as they marched
through the streets of New Delhi, the AP reported.
After the march, activists listened to
speakers at Jantar Mantar, the astronomical site built in 1724 by
Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur.
“It's a matter of choice, and I think
each one of us has the right to choose,” said Ashok Chauhan, an
40-year-old advertising executive.
The Delhi High Court in 2009 struck
down laws which criminalized gay sex by imposing fines and jail
sentences of up to 10 years.
However, the AP reported that many
marchers in Sunday's parade obscured their identities by covering
their faces with scarves or masks.