'Not acceptable': Indian army backs gay sex ban despite decriminalisation

'Not acceptable': Indian army backs gay sex ban despite decriminalisation

General Bipin Rawat says lifting of ban on homosexuality and infidelity in India does not apply to army

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.

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