Muslim scholars and Moulavis here have welcomed the Supreme Court decision on same sex.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a ban on gay sex following a four-year period of decriminalisation that had helped bring homosexuality into the open in a conservative country like India.
In 2009, Delhi High Court ruled unconstitutional a Section of the penal code dating back to 1860 that prohibits “carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal” and lifted the ban for consenting adults. “Unnatural sex is against the tenets of Islam. Homosexuality and lesbianism are offence under the Islamic law, but some persons and organisations have been trying to legalise unnatural sex with an ulterior motive and pollute the society,” said Ainul Haq Asari, the Moulana of Minar mosque in Kendrapara. Terming gay relationship as a ‘crime’, he further said it was a conspiracy of the US and other Western countries to legalise homosexuality in India to give the Hindu nation a bad name. “Some rights activists in the country were trying to legalise homosexuality as they receive heavy funds from Western countries,” he said, adding that Government should ban any meeting or rally of persons supporting homosexuality in India.
Stating that homosexuality is even considered unnatural among animals, Muslim scholar Mir Obeda said people should not stoop down lower than animals. He said homosexuality would lead to unsafe sex and people will be affected with HIV/AIDS.