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“Homosexuality can be treated with yoga”

In Human Rights, India, Legal on July 7, 2009 at 3:59 pm

That didn’t take very long did it? Four days after India’s Delhi High Court landmark ruling decriminalizing gay sex, yoga guru Baba Ramdev will be challenging the verdict in India’s Supreme Court. Ramdev, quoting Spanish psychiatrist Enrique Rojas, contended that homosexuality is a disease that is curable.”It can be treated like any other congenital defect. Such tendencies can be treated by yoga, pranayam and other meditation techniques,” he said in the petition.

Ramdev is no stranger to controversy – in 2007 the government had to step in with a cease and desist to stop him from making claims that he could cure HIV/AIDS with yoga.In 2006 claims that he was using animal parts in his herbal drugs were dismissed. Perhaps what Ramdev really needs is to take some deep breaths and ponder the meaning of freedom and equality.

The road ahead for equal rights for India’s gay community is a long and hard one. The high court ruling  greeted with cheers by the Indian media, assured one important thing –  the debate is now open to the public.


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