Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has said homosexuality is still unacceptable to the armed forces despite the Supreme Court verdict on the decriminalisation of gay sex.
Speaking during his annual press conference, General Rawat suggested the apex court verdict on gay sex might not be implemented in the Army and such actions will be dealt under various sections of the Army Act.
He also made it clear that such actions are forbidden in the Army.
“For LGBT issues, in the army these are not acceptable. We will still be dealing with them under various sections of Army Act,” he said, though admitting the Army is not above the law.
Asked about the adultery judgement given by the Supreme Court, he said the Indian Army is a conservative regiment. We cannot allow it to perpetrate into the Army.
Last year, the Supreme Court had struck down two important laws, criminalising gay sex and colonial era anti-adultery law, saying it was unconstitutional, dented the individuality of human beings.