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    Gay rights and Hypocrisy of Indian Society

     
    If you read the recent Supreme Court judgement it sends ball rolling back to Parliament asking it to either repeal criminal law I.P.C. 377 or introduce a new law.Supreme Court also adds that this law has rarely been used to prosecute anybody.Though L.G.B.T. community wants the Court to legalize their relationship and for this court has instructed government to take necessary action.Gays and Lesbians now want more rights and if possible even get legally married.

    So this notion that they will be persecuted after this decision seems to be misplaced.Now turning back to the society around me we have men commonly making gay jokes flirting with other men and at work-places even sexually harassing other men.Most of them acknowledge they had a gay sex fling in their teen or youthful years at least once.So they will occasionally indulge in gay sex but if you ask a direct question they will be in self-denial mode.As a study pointed about U.K. women that 90 percent of them had some Lesbian fling at some moment in their life same would be true for Indian male,but they are never frank and found it easy to lie.

    Then when the Gay rights issue comes these same men are opposed to it.Proposing harsh punishment for those indulging in such relationships.Saying only the harshest punishment would deter other men or women from having gay or lesbian relationship.So its understandable when we have a sexually harassed Muslim guy vehemently opposing Gays or Gay rights for he has been sexually harassed by a man having homosexual tendencies.But its funny to see the Homo-bully Boss opposing gays too,proposing harsh punishments for them.Its equally humorous to see closet gays supporting him for they fear to come out and express their sexuality for they know they will be ostracized and endlessly persecuted.Why Indian citizens never have an ounce of empathy for Parents of a Gay or Lesbian child,why they never think what they would do if their children turn out to be that way is anybody's guess.Thankfully Indian Media has come out and supported L.G.B.T. community,people like Arnab Goswami are championing their cause on Prime Time News Shows.

    Finally its a strange notion that Gay go around turning other people into Gays.Its just the opposite for in Colleges and schools we see lusty young boys bullying their weak effeminate classmates and if they complain about being sexually harassed and molested by their class-mates,School seldom takes any action and instead blames the student for his own harassment.My brother had a gay guy in his class who was teased and harassed through out his growing years and in high school he just could not take it any more and committed suicide by consuming poison.And obviously no action was taken against any student nor the matter discussed.Similar incidents are seen at work-places and society around us.Point of the matter is that not even 1 percent of these sexually harassed men come out and complain.

    Somebody pointed out yesterday that Lord Ayyappa was born out of union of God Shiva and God Vishnu,but actually it was Mohini an Avatar of Lord Vishnu.People are supporting I.P.C. 377 saying Gay sex is a disease of Western Countries,what they purposefully forget is that I.P.C. 377 was Lord Macaulay brain child who was a English Man.The same Law was repealed in U.K. in 1960 so why keep following an outdated western law in India.They also conveniently forget how Indian Constitution incorporates good points of Constitution of U.K. and U.S. and other western countries.Can you imagine the hypocrisy of Indian male in a country ravaged by constant news of gang rapes.

    United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Thursday "Criminalizing private, consensual same-sex sexual conduct violates the rights to privacy and to non-discrimination enshrined in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which India has ratified,""Yesterday's Supreme Court decision in this case represents a significant step backwards for India and a blow for human rights."

    Amid an uproar over the Supreme Court verdict on gay rights issue, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said she was disappointed that the apex court had reversed previous Delhi High Court judgement decriminalising homosexuality and hoped Parliament would address the matter."I hope that Parliament will address the issue and uphold the constitutional guarantee of life and liberty to all citizens of India, including those directly affected by the judgement," "The high court had widely removed an archaic repressive and unjust law that infringed on the basic human rights enshrined in our Constitution.

    "This Constitution has given us a great legacy, a legacy of liberalism and openness, that enjoin us to combat prejudice and discrimination of any kind," the Congress President said in a statement.

    She said, "We are proud that our culture has always been an inclusive and tolerant one".

    Law minister Kapil Sibal said the government has not abandoned efforts to make homosexuality legal, and that the country must take swift action to challenge the Supreme Court decision. Sibal said he was for decriminalising homosexuality, hinting that the government could seek a judicial review of Wednesday's Supreme Court decision or that Parliament could enact a new law.

    "We need to take quick and firm action," he told reporters, noting that millions of people in India do not want homosexuality to be a criminal offense.

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today expressed his displeasure over the Supreme Court verdict that overturned a High Court verdict decriminalizing gay sex."I personally believe that these are matters of personal freedom. I think, I would agree more with High Court verdict," Mr Gandhi said.

    Janata Dal United [JD(U)] leader and Rajya Sabha MP Shivanand Tiwari on Wednesday said the Supreme Court ruling that homosexuality would continue to remain illegal in the country, is not right. "I don't support the Supreme Court verdict. It is not right. I think the Delhi High Court order was practical and constitutional," Tiwari told reporters.

    "Homosexuality happens in our society. The people who get into such relationships believe it is natural for them. So why should the Supreme Court stop them?" he said.

    Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said that appropriate steps must be taken to ensure individuals are treated equally, including those having same sex preferences.

    Communist Party of India (Marxist) Politburo member Brinda Karat termed the SC order wrong and said sex relations which are consensual cannot be criminal.
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