Speech On Homosexuality

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Homosexuality is one aspect where Babas, Maulanas and Priests are united. Baba Ramdev famously quoted “Homosexuality is a disease and can be cured by yoga”. It’s quite ironic taking into consideration how Hindu mythology time and again depicted Gods changing their sex. Shiva bathes in Yamuna to become a Gopi to take part in Raas-Leela. Krishna transformed into Mohini to marry Aravan (Son of Arjun) in Mahabharata to fulfil his last wish. Arjun became a Eunuch for a year due to a curse. Om Prakash Singhal Vice President of Vishwa Hindu Parishad stated “Homosexuality is against Indian Culture, against nature and against Science”.
It is quite common on our part to misinterpret things that have been told to us. Krishna instructs a man to be a karma yogi rather than dharma yogi in Gita. And that was how earlier civilizations and societies were divided. But a few “learned” men starting dividing it based on their colour, caste etc. The division led to a disastrous way of classifying human beings which is still practised in many parts of the country.

Section 377 of Indian Penal Code criminalises Homosexuality. It states “Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal shall be punished with imprisonment for life or with imprisonment of either description for term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine”. Penetration is sufficient to constitute the carnal intercourse necessary to the offense described in

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