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Indian Poster Calls For Arrest And Execution Of 'Homosexual Terrorists'

Amid the national outcry against the Indian Supreme Court's ruling which put back into place an 1861 law criminalizing same-sex intercourse, the city of Madurai has found fliers posted in public calling for the arrest and execution of gay people and their supporters.

DeathThe LGBT Indian blog Gaylaxy reports:

The message from the [Indian National League, a Muslim political party]... is addressed to both the Central and State governments, and requests them to immediately arrest and detain members of the LGBT community and their supporters, and refers to activists as ‘homosexual terrorists’...

First, it mentions that freedom of expression was being abused by the LGBT community- hence Section 377 of the IPC should be in place. Second, being the most extreme message advocated by it, it calls for an extension of the punishment advocated under the Section, and requests that it be rectified from 10 years imprisonment to capital punishment. Third, it reflects and repeats the age-old tune of religious parties in calling homosexuality a crime against traditional values. The poster includes a cautionary footnote from the Quran, quoting it as saying that “if a society does not destroy the evils in it, it will inevitably bear its consequences”.

Despite the forbidding of gay sex in the Quran, Muslims such as openly gay American Imam Daayiee Abdullah are actively challenging homophobic elements within Islamic culture.

Shortly after India's Supreme Court ruling, the UN Human Rights Chief, the Indian government and elected officials all urged quick action to decriminalize homosexuality once more, as was done in a lower court ruling in 2009.


Bollywood Actor Tackles The Homophobic Indian Man: VIDEO

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Earlier this month, the Indian Supreme Court reinstated a penal code from the British colonial era that explicitly criminalizes gay sex. In the wake of this shocking decision, Bollywood actor Imran Khan, who has a substantial gay following in India, took the opportunity to address some mistaken notions about homosexuality in a new video, FirstPost.com reports. In the clip, the actor poses as a sex advice columnist of sorts and answers viewers' questions (which were sent to "imransanswersstupidquestions@gmail.com") about homosexuality.

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Bryan Fischer: Obama Admin. Arrested Indian Diplomat as 'Payback' for Anti-gay Supreme Court Ruling - VIDEO

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On last week's radio broadcast, American Family Association spokeshater Bryan Fischer weighed in on the controversial arrest of an Indian diplomat in the U.S., claiming that it was really just a way for President Obama to punish India for the country's Supreme Court ruling outlawing homosexuality.

Right Wing Watch reports that Fischer, who is a big supporter of India's move to re-criminalize gay sex, went on to blast Obama for 'insulting' Russia's anti-gay propaganda law by hand-picking gay athletes like Billie Jean King as part of the U.S. delegation to the Sochi Olympics. 

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Indian Government Asks Supreme Court to Reverse Anti-Gay Law

BY FAINE GREENWOOD / Global Post

The Indian government has filed a petition to the Supreme Court arguing against its newly reinforced ban on homosexual acts, claiming that the move "violated the principle of equality."

Protest_indiaIndia's Supreme Court ruled to uphold a colonial-era law that could punish homosexual acts with long-term imprisonment on December 11th, a decision that was criticized by many inside and outside of India.

India's government sent a review petition to the Supreme Court requesting that it review the legal decision, calling the choice "unsustainable," according to the Times of India.

The petition claims that the Supreme Court ruling “suffers from errors apparent on the face of the record, and is contrary to well-established principles of law laid down by this court enunciating the width and ambit of Fundamental Rights under Articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution," per Al Jazeera.

Union Minister for Communications & Information Technology Kapil Sibal Tweeted in favor of the petition today:

The court's decision earlier in the month overturned a 2009 Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalized gay sex, upholding instead a colonial-age law that deemed such acts an "unnatural offence," wrote the BBC.

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Indian Politico Wants American Gays Arrested in Retaliation for Arrest of Indian Diplomat in U.S.: VIDEO

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An official in India’s largest opposition party said on Monday that India should retaliate for last week's arrest of an Indian diplomat in the U.S. by arresting the partners of gay U.S. diplomats and throwing them behind bars, citing the recent decision by the Indian Supreme Court recriminalizing gay sex.

NDTV reports:

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha raised eyebrows on Tuesday with a comment that after the arrest and alleged mistreatment of diplomat Devyani Khobragade in the US, India should reciprocate by arresting the same sex companions of American diplomats using a Supreme Court verdict that restored a ban on gay sex last week.

"My suggestion to the Government of India is, the media has reported that we have issued visas to a number of US diplomats' companions. 'Companions' means that they are of the same sex. Now, after the Supreme Court ruling, it is completely illegal in our country. Just as paying less wages was illegal in the US. So, why doesn't the government of India go ahead and arrest all of them? Put them behind bars, prosecute them in this country and punish them," Mr Sinha said.

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India has retaliated in a different way, however, CBS News reports:

Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade was stripped searched after being charged with paying her nanny less than minimum wage and committing visa fraud to get her into the U.S. In retaliation, the Indian government removed security barriers from outside the U.S. embassy, and is demanding answers from the U.S. ambassador.

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Right-Wing Hindu Group Wants Liquor Ban, Mandatory Moral Education to Stop 'Imported Disease' of Homosexuality

Like the west, India has its nutty right-wing religious groups and they're just as insane against same-sex marriage and homosexuality. Vishva Hindu Pariṣad, a Hindu right-wing group, is petitioning the government to take action to enforce the recent Supreme Court ruling there:

VhpIn a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, VHP said that the government should treat the spread of the "imported disease" by putting a complete ban on liquor and making moral education mandatory.

Ridiculing the widespread criticism of the SC order which had struck down a Delhi High Court order decriminalising gay sex, the right-wing organisation said homosexuality was "against Indian culture and values".

BJP has also favoured the verdict upholding Section 377 of the IPC, saying it would not support any "un-natural act".



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