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Homosexuality not a crime, but ‘socially immoral act’: RSS

In an apparent U-turn, a top RSS functionary today said homosexuality is a “socially immoral act” which needs to be treated as a psychological case and demanded a ban on gay marriages.

A day after he had said that homosexuality is not a crime, RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale made a series of tweets clarifying that it does not mean that it should be glorified. “Homosexuality is not a crime, but socially immoral act in our society. No need to punish, but to be treated as a psychological case,” he said on twitter.

He further said, “Approach to Homosexuality should be ‘no criminalisation; no glorification either’. Gay marriage is Institutionalization of homosexuality. It should be prohibited.” 

On Thursday while participating at an event, Hosabale, when asked whether homosexuality was a crime as considered under Section 377 IPC, had said, “I don’t think homosexuality should be considered a criminal offence as long as it does not affect the lives of others in society.” He had also said, “sexual preferences are private and personal. Why should RSS express its views in a public forum? RSS has no view on that. It is for people to have their way.
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