Home Ministry's goof-up over homosexuality in Supreme Court

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New Delhi, Feb 23: The Union Home Ministry of Indian once again faced stern criticism when it made a mistake while clarifying its stand on the controversial issue of homosexuality in the Supreme Court.

Additional Attorney General, who represents the government in the apex court, read out a statement of the government which gave information about its earlier stand instead of the latest stand on homosexuality.

Citing the presence of different cultures in Indian society, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) P P Malhotra claimed that India cannot imitate the practices prevailing in foreign countries.

Here it can be recalled that the union home ministry earlier stated that it strongly opposed the decriminalisation of gay sex as homosexuality was immoral, against nature and spreads HIV.

Earlier, in the year 2009, the Delhi High Court had made gay sex between consenting adults legal for the first time in India by decriminalized Section 377 of Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Additional Solicitor General PP Malhotra, who is representing Home Ministry told the apex court that "Gay sex is highly immoral and against the social order."

The Solicitor General sought a fresh ban from the Supreme Court on gay sex in India, in order to prevent child abuse.

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