On one hand, Goa’s sports and youth affairs minister, Ramesh Tawadkar, said he wanted the establishment of homosexuality treatment centers.
“We will make them normal. We will have centres for them, like Alcoholics Anonymous centres. We will train them and give them medicines too, ” Tawadkar said.
The U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon recently visited India, reiterated his opposition to the re-criminalization of homosexuality considering India as a discriminatory country.
“I am proud to stand for the equality of all people – including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender,” he has said.
“I speak out because laws criminalising consensual, adult same-sex relationships violate basic rights to privacy and to freedom from discrimination. Even if they are not enforced, these laws breed intolerance.”
At the same time, the political party Bharatiya Janata Party, which includes besides Ramesh Tawadkar, took position in favor of the decriminalization of same-sex relationships.
"We are for decriminalizing homosexuality. That is the progressive way forward," Shaina NC, spokesperson of the party, told NDTV and CNN-IBN.
Some ask the party to move from words to action by filing with the Supreme Court a request for repealing the law criminalizing same-sex relationships.