CRIME OR NOT
Is Homosexuality a Crime or Not?
The possible answers could be – (1) Yes; (2) No; (3) May be; (4) Sometimes, in certain circumstances, YES & Sometimes, in certain other circumstances, NO.
Let us all examine these all possible answers below :
If someone with an aggressive homo-sexual instinct indulges in unnatural sexual acts – against the wishes of the victim of the same sex - it must be treated as akin to RAPE. In such cases, the answer will have to be an EMPHATIC YES.
Yes, Homosexual acts by a sex crazy homosexual against normal, heterosexuals in a hapless, helpless position – must be treated as CRIME.
No one can say, such things are not happening at all. Homosexuality is not the normal, socially prevalent sexual instinct and at least some Homosexuals are aggressive and do try to indulge in Homo sexual behavior in public and private places with helpless victims who do not want it.
About 40 years ago, I myself had to face one such situation. I was a young and innocent boy of about 15 years and was traveling by the first compartment behind the Coal Engine of the local train In Madras City. When the train was in Motion, one of the drivers jumped back into our compartment, sat by my side and started opening my Pant buttons and zip. He was trying to get inside and manipulate my private parts. I was too weak and too terrified to extricate myself from his hold. The next local station came and he went again into the Engine for his duties. I had no time even to zip back my pants, but got out of the compartment and ran as fast back towards the last compartment as I could. I could hear his shouts asking me to come back. This forcible homosexual assault happened to myself when I was a very young Boy.
After that, I had been reading numerous news reports about male wardens in Boys’ hostels, indulging in such homosexual acts on boys in the hostel. The Boys become helpless and put up with these acts or run away from there. Gradually, when the Boys grow older under such circumstances, they also start doing the same to younger Boys in the same hostel. This is just like ragging. This sort of news also used to appear many times in News Papers.
How can we not call all this as NOT A CRIME AT ALL? I am sure, many readers would have read such news in many News Papers.
The shrill cries of Homosexual Groups on the streets and the sympathetic “ayes” by some sections of the Media and some Politicians are totally Blind to these realities. Homosexuality in some cases may be Genetic. I do not know if that is the correct position or not. But, it may be. I will not deny that.
But, in many cases, someone becomes a homosexual – by being subjected to forceful homo-sexual acts by another Homo-sexual. In other words, at least some Homosexuals are abnormally sex crazy, Just like rapists, and they not only rape others of their own sex, but, eventually convert them also into Homosexuality. That is to say – homosexuality could be spreading – like a contagious disease to others – even if some people may be Homosexual by Birth and some may be not very sex-crazy as above.
In my view, these instances of touching the private parts of people of either their own sex or of the other sex – must merit severe punishment under RAPE LAWS. Public or private homosexual behavior – against strangers, or those unwilling, including touching private parts or kissing on lips etc , by people of same sex – must be BANNED – and treated as offences.
Boys’ Hostels are especially the Dens where Homosexuality breeds – and they must be watched much more carefully.
The second case to examine is – where is the instance of Homosexuality not a crime? Assuming that 2 individuals are confirmed Homosexuals and have declared themselves so, will it be proper to allow them to indulge in Homosexual behavior in the privacy of their rooms. What is done in the privacy of their rooms with full mutual consent may perhaps not attract anyone’s attention. Even if it is not very acceptable to the majority of people, this will go unnoticed. So, what is even unnoticed – cannot be a crime.
But, there are angles even in this, which impinge on healthy social order. Let us say X is a Homosexual residing in Town A and has struck a relationship with Y in the same town. Let us assume, their relationship is purely their private affair, and not a crime.
But, after some time, if X has to go away from Town A on tour or transfer or some such reason to a far away town B; will X continue relationship with Y (and if so, how, from such distance) – or, seek another partner Z in Town B.
My strong hunch is – he will seek another partner in Town B; and for this purpose, X must do his exploration among normal heterosexual individuals, till he finds another acceptable, accepting homosexual. Now, this exploration of X for a partner among other people is what becomes nauseating and objectionable – until X finds a partner in Z.
This doesn’t usually happen in normal Heterosexual relationships.
A wife and Husband remain wife and husband even after such transfers, even if they have to be away from each other for years. Do we not know that? Very few break their relationship and go for new partners in every town they are transferred to.
But, this does not seem to be the case in Homosexual relationships. To me, the sexual instinct and need for a sexual partner seems much higher among Homos than Heteros. The latter will always remember their spouses and have no great sexual urgency, till they meet their spouses after a period of being away from each other.
Not only that, a wife and husband usually will make all-out efforts to come together at some place throughout their life. This behaviour of Heteros is common knowledge. I don’t think this permanent bond exists among homos.
Therefore, these factors need to be investigated by unbiased, impartial social psychologists in India – in the best interests of heterosexuals; which when ensured, in the interests of Homosexuals too.
Some Politicians are jumping to conclusions without adequate examination of the social implications of such acts.
It is definitely not the case – that Homosexuals must be treated like criminals.They too must have respectable place in Society.
But, homosexual acts, especially towards heterosexuals must be treated as crimes. Also, the spread of Homosexuality by any Homosexual to others who are not Homos must be stopped. Public exhibition of Homosexuality in any manner must be stopped, as this itself could encourage some people to tease younger, weaker persons of the same sex with such behavior.
All this said – if some people are GENETICALLY HOMOSEXUAL – I do not know if this is so, but I do accept, it is probable – then, allowing them to have relationships of a permanent nature among themselves must be Lawful. Their relationship must not be treated as CRIME.
Simply because, some countries in the west are allowing homosexuality in an unbridled manner, without an iota of examining its roots, there is no need for India to be rushing into the same. I accept that I am certainly not the expert in the matter. I go by my personal experience and what we read in news papers at times.
There may be Perfectly acceptable circumstances in which Homosexual relations must be accepted by all people. All I know perfectly well is – there are circumstances in which Homosexual behavior is as much a crime as RAPE.
My appeal is - the Supreme Court in its wisdom needs to consider all these aspects. Also, Indian media – visual and print both – must examine all such aspects before clamouring for doing what the west has done.
Given the choice – would you like your child to be Homo or Hetero? Think of that. Exceptions need understanding and sympathy. That is so always.
But, the whole society must not be turned into EXCEPTIONS because of misdirected sympathy.
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