People with Their Downright Ridiculous Statements On Homosexuality In India

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People with Their Downright Ridiculous Statements On Homosexuality In India
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LGBT remains one of the most questionable and controversial things in India. It has been subjected to debate so much that the fear of being an LGBT has gripped the community over the past few years. The result- They cannot come out openly and naturally due to the fear of being judged and bullied.

While our nation believes and practices (supposedly) freedom of speech and expression, some famous personalities have expressed their views about homosexuality in the most absurd and ridiculous ways.

Have a look!

Spiritual leader, Sri-Sri Ravishankar on homosexuality at JNU.

Spiritual leader, Sri-Sri Ravishankar on homosexuality at JNU.

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"This is your tendency now. Just acknowledge it and accept it, and know that this tendency is not a permanent thing. It may change. I've seen many men who were gay, later on, turn into heterosexuals, and there are those who are normal - what is called straight people - end up being gay later in life."

In 2013, Baba Ramdev said being gay is a disease.

In 2013, Baba Ramdev said being gay is a disease.
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"Homosexuality is a disease. I invite the gay community to my yoga ashram, and I guarantee to cure them of homosexuality."

Ghulam Nabi Azad, Member of Rajya Sabha, says:

Ghulam Nabi Azad, Member of Rajya Sabha, says:
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"The disease of MSM is unnatural and not good for India. We are not able to identify where it is happening as it is less reported also."

In an  interview to Telegraph, Rajnath Singh said:

In an  interview to Telegraph, Rajnath Singh said:
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"We will state that we support Section 377 because we believe that homosexuality is an unnatural act and cannot be supported."

Dr Zakir Naik, an Indian Islamic preacher, once said: 

Dr Zakir Naik, an Indian Islamic preacher, once said: 
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"LGBT Community are patients who are suffering from a bad mental problem. It's because they watch pornographic movies. The TV channels are to be blamed."

Subramanian Swamy, Indian economist states:

Subramanian Swamy, Indian economist states:
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"Legitimizing homosexuality leads to commercial profit since Gay Bars will be opened in all cities on FDI. It is a genetic flaw celebrated."

In 2009, Maulana Rabe Hasani Nadvi, President of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, said:

In 2009, Maulana Rabe Hasani Nadvi, President of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, said:
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"Homosexuality should be condemned as it is irreligious and unnatural. We would not allow the western culture to be imposed upon the innocent Indian society. If legalised, these acts, which are contrary to religion, nature, morality and habits, will poison the Indian society."

RSS leader Dattatreya Hosabale took to Twitter stating:

RSS leader Dattatreya Hosabale took to Twitter stating:
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"Homosexuality is not a crime, but socially immoral act in our society. No need to punish, but to be treated as a psychological case."

Should the entire nation follow a choice of certain people? I guess not. 

65% of India's population consists of youth. Therefore, we have a share of 65% in the Nation's voice. At India Ka Pulse,  we asked the country's youth about their take on homosexuality.

Here's what they have to say:

Here's what they have to say:

That's all for now, folks!