New Delhi: RSS Joint General Secretary Dattatreya Hosabale said on Thursday that homosexuality should not be considered a criminal offence. He further clarified that though homosexuality should not be considered as crime but gay marriages should be prohibited as it is the institutionalization of Homosexuality on Friday.
In a series of tweets, Mr. Dattatreya Hosable said; “Homosexuality is not a crime, but socially immoral act in our society. No need to punish, but to be treated as a psychological case. Gay marriage is Institutionalization of homosexuality. It should be prohibited,” he wrote on twitter.
In response to the question of whether homosexuality is a crime as considered under Article 377 IPC, RSS Joint General Secretary Dattatreya Hosabale on Thursday said that I don’t think homosexuality should be considered a criminal offence as long as it does not affect the lives of others people in society.
According to him, sexual preferences are private and personal. So why, the RSS express its views in a public forum. He further added that RSS has no view on that. It is for people to have their choice. Personal preference of sex is not discussed in RSS and we don’t even want to discuss it.
Hosable was speaking in Conclave of one the media channel on Thursday said that RSS has sent the signal to BJP-government at the Centre but denied the fact that it has any “remote-control factor”.
He also expressed that RSS has a right to give suggestions to the government like any other organisation in a democracy and is proud to have produced two Prime Ministers Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Narendra Modi.He also added that RSS workers are working actively and are participants in BJP. BJP also subscribes to certain views and ideology of RSS and the inspiration they take in public life. If family members come to RSS for suggestions, is it remote control or affection. There is no complaint from BJP and there is no wish from RSS.
However, Section 377 of Indian Penal Code terms homosexuality as unnatural and carries a maximum punishment of 10 years in jail. Going by the global trends in this regard, there have been demands within the country to make the homosexuality an act of legal standard.