India: Court files notice to Aamir Khan for ‘promoting’ homosexuality

Nick Duffy November 1, 2014
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A court in India has filed a legal notice with Bollywood actor Aamir Khan – for ‘promoting’ homosexuality on a TV show.

According to the Free Press Journal newspaper, Mr Khan is accused by a petition of using his popular talk show ‘Satyamev Jayate’ as a platform for homosexuality, with an LGBT-themed episode last week.

During the episode, a clinical expert pointed out: “If I asked you today to not look at women, but consider men sexually, would you be able to do it? Then why expect that of a [homosexual] boy or girl?”

Anti-gay petitioners complain the episode violated a Supreme Court judgement reinstating Section 377 of the Penal Code – a colonial-era law which criminalises homosexual acts.

Today, Judge Jaswinder Singh, issued notice to Mr Khan, who must file a reply by December 19.

Earlier this week a man was charged with homosexual offences, after his wife secretly filmed him having gay sex with a spy camera.


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