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Apex Court verdict on homosexuality violates India’s religious

May give impetus to sexual anarchy and violence:  Maulana Mahmood Madani

New Delhi: 6, September

Reacting to the ruling by India’s Supreme Court decriminalizing consensual same-sex relations, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) on Thursday said the verdict is against India’s religious and cultural ethos and values. JUH, which is the largest socio-religious organization of the Indian Muslims, warned that the verdict would further compound and aggravate the sexual anarchy in the country.

In a statement issued to the media, JUH General Secretary, Maulana Mahmood Madani underlined that our society has already been in the grip of sexual violence and crimes against women.  In this context, the apex court verdict is perplexing which may give impetus to sexual misconduct and crime.  He said the Supreme Court should have stick to its earlier verdict delivered in 2013  in which the court had refused to do away with section 377 and persisted with the view that homosexuality is a criminal offence.

Maulana Mahmood Madani passionately argued that homosexuality is against the law of nature that will lead to moral decay and disorder in the society and will increase sexual crimes and violence as we are witnessing daily.

Countering the argument of those who advocate homosexuality as part of fundamental rights, Jamiat leader said this shameful act will destroy the family system and will make cascading effect on the progress of human race.

You cannot push the whole society into sexual anarchy and moral decadence for the sake of a few people who championed homosexuality as fundamental rights, Maulana Madani said.

Such people (homo sexual) have been existed since the ancient times but every divine book described homosexuality as ‘unnatural sex and a crime against humanity and nature’, he further said.

Maulana Madani said Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind also focused on the moral training of youth as the country cannot put on the path of progress without the moral training of youths.

However, by allowing and decriminalizing same sex will make parents jittery about their wards who want to cultivate and nurture good values in them, he added.

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