India’s health minister calls homosexuality a ‘western disease’


There is outrage and condemnation over India’s health minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad, who has been referring to homosexuality as an unnatural “disease” from the west.

Mr Azad was speaking at a conference on HIV and AIDS in Delhi yesterday when he said: “Unfortunately this disease has come to our country too … where a man has sex with another man, which is completely unnatural and should not happen but does.”

His remarks came almost two years  since the Delhi High Court ruled that homosexuality should be decriminalised.  Many gay rights campaigners are utterly furious at such comments, along with health advisors and charities.

“It’s utterly outrageous that a man with such power and sway should pollute the debate on HIV and AIDS with such lies, discrimination and contempt”  Gay rights commentator Jason Shaw said today. “More than that,  it’s positively dangerous”

Anjali Gopalan, of NAZ Foundation, told Associated Press  “These comments help no cause. It’s definitely not going to help in our fight against HIV.”

2 responses

  1. Seriously! Why the hell do we have such people running our country? He is India’s health minister right ? What a hippocrite man!
    Homosexsuality a disease? Does he even know the meaning of the word ‘disease’ ? considering he is the health minister he should know this, but it seems that he is VERY illiterate. (A perfect example of what kind shit-head-retards are running this country)
    I would like to send a message to him GO AND GET EDUCATED FIRST DUDE! and then comment on what is going on.

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