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Homosexuality is against nature, religion: Muslim body

September 07, 2018 00:21

After the Supreme Court decriminalised Section 377 on Thursday, a leading Muslim organisation called Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind said homosexuality is against nature, religion and cultural values.
Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind's General Secretary Maulana Mahmood Madani said, "Homosexuality is against nature, religion and cultural values of India. It should not have been allowed."
"A process which affects the growth of society cannot be termed right by calling it freedom. Homosexuals have been here since ages, but in the religious texts, homosexuality has been described as an act of rebellion against the laws of nature," he said.
A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra termed the part of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises unnatural sex as irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary. -- PTI 

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