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Something Big Is Happening Today For LGBTQI People... But What Will India Do?

So here's what's happening: six Latin American nations -- Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay -- together have proposed the creation of the post of a UN Independent Expert, whose job it will be to address human rights violations on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. This expert will answer to United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), which consists of 47 countries, including India.
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Under 377, We're A Nation Of Criminals, And That Needs To Change Now

PM Modi's tweet was crisp: "Shocked at the shootout in Orlando, USA. My thoughts & prayers are with the bereaved families and the injured." In a way, it sends out the message that it was the loss of lives that mattered, without going into sexual orientations. I wish that same emotion applied back home: that sexual preferences do not a patriotic citizen make. More to the point, sexual preferences do not a criminal make.

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