Tuesday, February 05, 2008

'Supposedly' Gay Party @ Yeoor Hills

80+ people caught partying. jailed. names flashed everywhere in news. the revered mumbai police has sprung in action and is all set to create hype and hoopla.
kudos mumbai police, i really appreciate you looking at general public as criminals. this is a real act of bravery. you should be awarded for this.

20 something sahil had publicised a party that he had organised in a gay dating site, he was wrong, he should have known that even though we live in a free country, we don't have the right to expression.

it saddens me when i realise that our law governers are engaging in malacious propaganda and are tom-toming about their 'catch'. sahil and group were arrested by the mumbai police for holding a supposedly gay party. this brings us to the big question... 'is it unlawful to be gay?'

lets look at the section 377 which 'supposedly' criminalises homosexuality.

unnatural sexual offenses:

whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 10 years and shall also be liable for a term which may extend to 10 years and shall also be liable to fine.


penetration is sufficient to constitute the carnal intercourse necessary to the offense described in this section"

(the law actually elucidates that if someone is caught having anal/oral sex with his wife could be imprisoned for life. strange but true.)
so if these boys were gays who didn't indulge carnal intercourse. they should be spared. in short gays cant be cant be arrested because of their emotional state. it isnt a criminal offence to love a person of your same gender. and if the term to describe the immensity of love between two men is 'gay'.
so be it.



Deepasha said...

We talk abt Liberalism ???....Wish the Police Dept. wud get to some serious work worth talking abt n leave the people to live their lives in peace..wat the heck is the Police doing here ??? its high time they mind their REAL BUSINESS....

Abhinav said...

I've often heard Section 377 being debunked in this context. But this perspective is really new to me. Thanks.

Laverne said...

Well said.

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