RSS leader shifts his stand, says gay sex is socially immoral
NEW DELHI: A day after saying homosexuality should not be treated as a criminal offence, RSS office-bearer Dattatreya Hosabale did a U- tur n on Friday. He tweeted, “Homosexuality is not a crime, but socially immoral act in our society. No need to punish, but to be treated as a psychological case.” The RSS joint general secretary also tweeted that gay marriage should be prohibited.
Speaking at the India Today Conclave on Thursday, he had said, “I don’t think homosexuality should be considered a criminal offence as long as it does not affect the lives of others in society.”
His statement was in response to a question on whether homosexuality is a crime as considered under Article 377 IPC, which terms homosexuality “unnatural” and carries a maximum punishment of 10 years in jail.
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Dattatreya Hosabale: U-turn