NaMo did the politically correct move and shared his sentiment of condolences on his Twitter account today. Hailing from one of the so-called biggest democracies in the world, India still frowns upon homosexuality.
The saffron madness of Baba Ramdev offering a ‘cure for homosexuality’ that stands unchallenged and ignored by lawmakers of the country.
The moral fibre of BJP and government officials is tangled with serious anti-gay sentiment and it is shameful! Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, stipulates homosexuality is “against the order of nature”.
The yoyo effect of Section 377 in 2009 in the Delhi High Court made history on that Thursday and struck down the provision of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalized consensual sexual acts of adults in private, holding that it violated the fundamental right of life and liberty and the right to equality as guaranteed in the Constitution. Then in 2013, the Supreme Court reinstated Section 377 and said it was up to the legislature to deal with the law, homosexuals in India’s LGBTQ circuits. In February of this year, the Supreme Court agreed to refer a “curative petition” contesting its 2013 judgment, admitting that even the highest judicial institution of the land is not closed off to a critical and argumentative challenge, especially in the context of human rights and their structural, “legitimate” violations.
But alas this nauseating colonial law, mind you which has been dropped by India’s ‘mother country’ the United Kingdom, the ruling government of Narendra Modi has in fact actively blocked any initiative in that direction.
Just to give you context of who the Sangh Parivar is – they are part of the family of Hindu nationalists that have been started by members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The Sangh Parivar represents the Hindu nationalist movement.
India’s LGBTIQ community has had to endure the homophobic rants from Sangh Parivar plus the variety of celebrity idiots such as Baba Ramdev that is promoted wherever and whenever.
The worst of worst events of this mindset happened when Shashi Tharoor’s private member bill on decriminalizing homosexuality and reading down Section 377 did not even manage to get a basic introduction in the floor of the House.
Another incident that one cannot understand was when the RSS joint general secretary, Dattatreya Hosabale, announced at India Today Conclave 2016 that “sexual preferences are personal issues” to thundering applaud, only to do a complete turnaround a day later.
NaMo has never shared his opinion on homophobia in India directly, nor has he hit back to the likes of Ramdev for his shocking anti-LGBTQ statements.
India’s LGBTIQ are living under a penumbra of daily harassment by police and blackmailers, facing ritual discrimination at workplaces, banks, restaurants, from property dealers, and many others who consider it a disease, a psychological case.
So what is NaMo’s position on homosexuality? Does he want to keep the RSS happy and agree with idiots like Dattatreya Hosabale? Nobody knows for sure.
That’s the point: Narendra Modi will never take a direct, decipherable stance on any issue tackling this breach of basic human rights for the Indian LGBTIQ community.
The “fringe elements” of his party do what as politicians do best – increasing the toxicity of the country while Modi is literally an NRI as Lalu Prasad Yadav calls for NaMO to be recognized as World PM, a Non Resident Indian who spends more time outside India than in it.
That Orlando massacre was a homophobic hate crime, this has become the latest 9/11 tragedy, and only second in its scale and impact to 9/11.
So while NaMo tweets this “shock” and condolences at the death toll, his apathy towards what is happening back home discredits his tweet sharing his support for those of the #OrlandoShooting.