SC verdict on Section 377: As BJP rulers keep mum, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind says it will "destroy" family system

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At a time when human rights activists across India and the world are rejoicing the Supreme Court verdict striking down Section 377, while India’s BJP rulers are keeping mum, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has said it is dismayed. In a statement, its secretary Muhammad Salim Engineer said, “The Supreme Court verdict to legalize homosexual behavior between two consenting adults, effectively scrapping section 377 of IPC, overturning the earlier judgment of the Delhi High Court, will destroy the family system and prevent the natural evolution and progress of the human race.”
Engineer said, “No society can accept crimes, vices and anarchy in the name of freedom and personal liberty. We will persevere to educate the people and exercise all democratic options to resist this shameful perversion and decadence in values which ignores religious teachings, our culture and the opinion of the overwhelming majority of the people.”
He appealed to citizens to “save this country from falling into sexual anarchy, protect our children from vile sexual predators, safeguard the rights of our daughters and sisters and prevent the infringement of the fundamental rights of its citizens, as the abrogation of section 377 of IPC will have a cascading effect on the Personal Laws of many religions.”

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