Homosexuality not a crime: RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale

RSS Joint General Secretary Dattatreya Hosabale 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."

By: PTI | Barabanki(up)/new Delhi | Updated: March 18, 2016 11:01 pm
RSS, gay sex, homosexuality, article 377, rss gay sex, RSS Joint General Secretary Dattatreya Hosabale 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.”

In reply to a question on whether homosexuality should remain a criminal offence under Article 377 IPC,  RSS Joint General Secretary Dattatreya Hosabale said that sexual preferences are a personal matter and the organisation doesn’t hold any view on it.

“I don’t think homosexuality should be considered a criminal offence as long as it does not affect the lives of others in society,” he said, speaking at the India Today Conclave Thursday.

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Hosabale said, “sexual preferences are private and personal. Why should RSS express its views in a public forum? RSS has no view on that. It is for people to have their way. Personal preference of sex is not discussed in RSS and we don’t even want to discuss that.”

Section 377 of Indian Penal Code terms homosexuality as unnatural and carries a maximum punishment of 10 years in jail. Going by the global trends in this regard, there have been demands within the country to decriminalise homosexuality.

 

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    shakeel
    Mar 18, 2016 at 6:02 am
    Wah wah kay baat hai keep up the good work this is confirm it is easy to put hand on khaki chaddi shame shame
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      Singakuttan
      Mar 18, 2016 at 7:18 am
      You shut your mouth and go to Porkistan
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        Asma
        Mar 18, 2016 at 8:43 am
        Who are you to say ???
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          TaraSux
          Mar 18, 2016 at 4:24 am
          this is good.
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            arun
            Mar 18, 2016 at 10:06 am
            He is the Secretary of Mohan Bhagwat, the ruler of Bharat.
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              sb
              Mar 18, 2016 at 7:13 am
              Good !!
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                Deepak Rampoore
                Mar 18, 2016 at 8:24 am
                Now RSS in tune in with times...
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                  donut
                  Mar 18, 2016 at 8:13 am
                  now that their shorts are off.. boom comes the declaration !!
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                    Guruji
                    Mar 18, 2016 at 8:32 am
                    Imitating the Pope !
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                      Lovely
                      Mar 18, 2016 at 7:45 am
                      It would be a death warrant for RSS -- it should change its stand immediately.
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                        Jeslin Patricya
                        Mar 18, 2016 at 6:36 am
                        Not good.
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                          Jeslin Patricya
                          Mar 18, 2016 at 8:47 am
                          Silence is golden.
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                            DK
                            Mar 18, 2016 at 3:00 am
                            Very wise statement. A centrist position is much in line with today's India. Another step in the right direction.
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                              APUPADHYAY
                              Mar 18, 2016 at 4:50 am
                              Silence is golden" on such matters.
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                                kj kj
                                Mar 18, 2016 at 11:50 am
                                they are modern in thinking thats good
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                                  yousef
                                  Mar 18, 2016 at 2:48 am
                                  Secular, tolerant, gender equal, full pant wearing, dalit supporting: The new face of RSS.
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