As the government has hinted that they will pass a legislation that will amend section 377 of the Indian Constitution.
The yoga guru on Friday said that he will lead a nationwide agitation against it and also said, "Statements of Sonia, Rahul Gandhi and Kapil Sibal on Section 377 exposes character of Congress leaders."
The Supreme Court has reversed the July 2009 ruling of the Delhi High Court decriminalising gay sex between consenting adults in private. In the world’s largest democracy and its second largest country, gay sex is illegal and the status of homosexuals has become that of criminals once again.
At the centre of this controversy is Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which the apex court has now upheld.
Section 377 of the Indian constitution is a descendant of an archaic law from the colonial British rule, which described homosexual acts as “unnatural”. It was incorporated into the IPC in 1860.
The section reads: “377. Unnatural offences — Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.”
Baba Ramdev already caused a stir when he said he would cure gay people and he was happy with the Supreme Court judgment that set aside the Delhi High Court verdict.