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Muslim body welcomes SC verdict on homosexuality

The All India Muslim Personal Board today welcomed the Supreme Court's verdict setting aside the decriminalising of homosexuality and said that the verdict would keep the culture of the country intact.

"The Supreme Court has given this verdict to maintain the culture of this country. I don't know the exact text of the judgement though," Zafaryab Jilani of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board told ANI.

 Muslim body welcomes SC verdict on homosexuality

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"Some people wanted to live their lives in any manner they deemed fit and the Supreme Court has deemed it wrong," he said.

The AIMPLB was one of the petitioners in the case and had argued against the Delhi High Court's verdict decriminalising homosexual sex.

Jilani said that a small minority wanted the entire system of the country changed which the AIMPLB was strongly opposed to and had therefore petitioned the Supreme Court.

"They are just 1 percent of the population and they want all kinds of rights including roaming around naked, which the Supreme Court has struck down," he said.

We had pointed out that homosexuality is not only against all religions but against the moral fibre of the country, he said.

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Updated Date: Dec 12, 2013 14:50:00 IST

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