Follow Us:
Friday, July 01, 2022

South Asian gay rights group disappointed with SC ruling

"No doubt about it,today's ruling is a setback," 'Khush DC' president Sapna Pandya said.

Written by PTI | Washington |
Updated: January 10, 2014 1:30:23 pm

Describing it as a “setback”,an eminent US-based South Asian gay rights group on Wednesday expressed disappointment over Indian Supreme Court’s ruling that gay sex between consenting adults was a criminal offence.

“No doubt about it,today’s ruling is a setback,” ‘Khush DC’ president Sapna Pandya said in a statement soon after the Supreme Court pronounced its verdict in New Delhi.

“But it doesn’t take away from the fact that the recent past has seen promise for LGBTQ rights in not just India,but also other South Asian countries,including Pakistan,Bangladesh,and Nepal,” Pandya said.

“We stand in solidarity with the brave activists in South Asia and worldwide who have taken such huge leaps in recent years and know they will continue the fight for equality in spite of the disappointment we all feel today,” Pandya said.

Best of Express Premium
Explained: What unchanged small savings rates mean for banks, saversPremium
Fadnavis stunned, but BJP clear about reasons, kept Eknath Shinde in loopPremium
Don’t ignore the services sectorPremium
With Shinde in seat, BJP defangs Uddhav, next stop BMCPremium

‘Khush DC’ is a social,support and political group that provides a safe and supportive environment,promotes awareness and acceptance,and fosters positive cultural and sexual identity for lesbian,gay,bisexual,transgender,questioning (LGBTQ) and additional gender or sexual minority South Asians in the Washington,DC metropolitan area.

It represents a broad array of nationalities,including those of Afghanistan,Bangladesh,Bhutan,India,Iran,Maldives,Nepal,Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

UPSC KEY Have you seen our section dedicated to helping USPC aspirants decode daily news in the context of their exams?

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by