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Homosexuality isn't a crime, says Sri Sri Ravishankar

The revered Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's comments on Homosexuality has received a humongous flak for all quarters. Addressing the event at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Sri Sri said Homosexuality is just a tendency that would eventually change.

 

 

Saying Homosexuality isn't a crime as per Hindu religion, the spiritual leader has defended his statement with an example. He elaborated with an example that Lord Ayyappa was born of Hari-Hara (Vishnu & Shiva). “It is not a crime in any Smriti. Everyone has male & female elements. According to their dominance, tendencies show up & may change. Nobody should face discrimination because of their sexual preferences. To be branded a criminal for this is absurd,” he added.

 

Though there are no protests and slogans against him, his statements haven't gone well with many people. Many opined that a revered leader of Sri Sri's stature shouldn't have made such remarks on Homosexuality which is still considered a taboo in India.