Section 377 : Kerala Sunni Muslims opposes decriminalization of Gay Sex
Thiruvananthapuram: A Sunni leader of the Kerala Muslim Jamaath Kanthapuram A.P Aboobacker Musliyar has said that the association will examine in detail the Supreme Court decision on legitimizing same-sex relations between consenting grown-ups.
Answering inquiries at a news meeting here on Friday, the Musliyar, who demonstrated his dismay to react to the issue, said that they should think about the decision in detail before reacting. “On the off chance that required we will meet the Prime Minister and additionally approach the Supreme Court itself,” he said.
A few Muslim associations, particularly those partnered to significant Sunni organizations in Kerala, have as of now openly emerged as an opponent of the Supreme Court arrange. The Markazu Saqafathi Sunniyya, associated to the Kanthapuram group of the Sunnis, said that the request will result in an expansion in wrongdoings yet included that it would evacuate the shame appended to sexual minorities.
The Sunni Yuvajana Sangham, a feeder outfit of the Samastha Kerala Jam’eyyath ul-Ulama, a religious association of the Sunni Muslim researchers and priests, said that homosexuality was a grave sin in Islam while the Ithihadul Subbanil Mujahideen said that homosexuality is against human instinct.
In the meantime, the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council (KCBC) Family Commission has named the Supreme Court decision as “grievous”.
A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday consistently decriminalized piece of the 158-year-old pilgrim period arrangements of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalizes consensual unnatural sex.
The Bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and containing Justices R.F. Nariman, A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra, named the piece of Section 377 of the IPC which criminalises unnatural sex nonsensical, shaky and plainly subjective.