‘Not acceptable’: Indian army backs gay sex ban despite decriminalisation

5250Source: The Guardian

India’s army chief said on Thursday that gay sex and adultery would not be tolerated in the army’s ranks, months after a landmark court ruling struck down colonial-era prohibitions against homosexuality and infidelity.

After a decades-long campaign by activists the supreme court last year decriminalised Section 377 – also known as “unnatural offences” – and the adultery law from the statue books.

But General Bipin Rawat said the military would not permit such acts.

“In the army, it is not acceptable,” Rawat told reporters at a press conference when asked about the court verdicts.

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