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Dec 15, 2013 at 12:48pm IST

BJP backs Section 377, says western culture cannot be brought to India

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party is sticking to its stand on Section 377 and has supported Supreme Court's ruling making gay sex illegal. The BJP on Sunday said western culture cannot be brought to India.

Backing party President Rajanth Singh's views on Section 377, BJP spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, "What Rajnath Singh has said on section 377 is correct. We can't bring western culture into our society and culture."

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Rajnath came out strongly in support of the apex court and of Section 377. He told a newspaper, "We will state that we support Section 377 because we believe that homosexuality is an unnatural act and cannot be supported."

Activist Anjali Gopalan indirectly hit out at Rajnath saying, "There are evidences and understanding of homosexuality but the leader of a party calls it an unnatural act which makes no sense. Our fight will continue. We hope that better sense prevail."

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Meanwhile, protests are planned at Janata Mantar in Delhi against the Supreme Court ruling on gay rights. A two judge bench of the Supreme Court just four ago passed a judgement overturning the landmark Delhi High Court's ruling of decriminalising homosexuality.

The government is also mulling at all the options - either to file a review petiton against the judgemenT or to take up the matter in Parliament.

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Earlier, BJP's Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath said he will oppose any move to change the law. "I welcome the Supreme Court verdict. When the Bill is brought in Parliament, I will oppose it. I oppose any move to decriminalise homosexuality and endorse Ramdev's comments," he said.

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