Sunday, June 28, 2009

Religious leaders oppose repeal of Section 377

New Delhi:

Even as gay communities rejoice over the news that the Government is considering the repealing of the IPC section that criminalises homosexuality, religious leaders have expressed their reservations over the move.

"It (homosexuality) is not at all acceptable and agreeable. It is against the tenets of bible. Man and Woman were created in God's own image. Homosexuality is against the society," Rt Rev Abraham Mar Paulos Episcopa, Head of Marthoma Syrian Church of Malabar diocesan here told PTI.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad is also opposed to any dilution in the Section 377 of IPC.

"It is against the culture and family system in India. It will result in spread of number of diseases. But we will see what changes, if at all, are introduced in the section," said Vinod Bansal, spokesperson of Delhi unit of the Parishad.

Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, a prominent body of Muslim community too has hit out at the government's proposed move, saying the repeal of the section would create "sexual anarchy" in the societ




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