Life as a gay couple in India
1 May 2014 Last updated at 01:01 BST
India's Supreme Court recently overturned a 2009 court ruling that decriminalized gay sex.
The judgement makes this community not just vulnerable but also criminal and has pushed them to live a closeted life.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual people (LGBT) are likely to form a substantial vote bank in the forthcoming elections.
One gay couple in Delhi told BBC News why they are fighting for their right to dignity and life.
Camera: Neha Sharma. Producer: Akanksha Saxena