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Gay sex not a crime, says RSS Joint General Secretary

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RSS Joint General Secretary Dattatreya Hosabale on Thursday batted for decriminalisation of homosexuality saying one's sexual preference is not a crime.

When asked whether homosexuality is a crime as considered under Article 377 IPC, he 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."

“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. Personal preference of sex is not discussed in RSS and we don't even want to discuss that,” he said, while speaking at India Today conclave.

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 decriminalise homosexuality.

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