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Section 377. Lesbian, Straight, Bisexual, or Gay. Indian Democracy Dies Another Day.
Ever heard of “Section 377”?
Courtesy the Indian Penal Code
Democracy, a laughable load
A load of rigid rights
A ban on skirts, curfews for men in "tights"
“Let’s ban them all”
Misogyny stands tall
A little request, for all citizens to be considered equal
Section 377, the consequential sorry sequel
A Supreme Court verdict, to name, and to shame
In a nation hypocritical, when treating all as “One and the same”
Birth destines life. Life determines nature.
Secularism is compromised, by vile laws of the basest nature
A constitution looks like a “comedy of errors”
Far flung political groups unleash merciless terrors
Insecure egos, hungry to play judge and jury
Banal judgments they pass, to placate some “misplaced” sense of fury
Civil liberties lunged at, by lawmakers in vain
Murderous mobs pervert purity of life, with absolute disdain
No demarcation exists, amidst both “sane" or "insane”
Minorities still bleed, forever left bludgeoned in pain
Is it not a shame?
Is life a game?
To have some “news debate” simply carried forth in vain
Discuss as we fuss, “Who gets to be free?”
Welcome to India, apathetic fools entertain for a costly fee
Be it “homosexual” or “heterosexual”, why pick a name?
Both stand free; ask a mother, who bled for her infant, for nine months in pain
To raise her child, it took a lot, in face of you lawmakers throwing might
Who gave you the foresight? To determine "what is right”?
We found nothing wrong with dowry, yet equality we wish to destroy?
Fools make invalid rules, "life" a toy in this political ploy
Sexual orientation is not a disease; it is a right to be "who you are"
It is perfect human nature, since we correlated each "minute" to an "hour"
Why make “mere” pledges? What constitutional oath?
Silly ministers mocking rape, religious zealots bully and loathe
Be it lesbian, straight, or gay, you “chosen few” have no say
It is a God given right, come what may
Two sets of legs, two arms in tow, no classifications exist, above or below
Gay, straight, lesbian, or transsexual, all the same, be it friend or foe
Stand resolute, march forward, to be always treated as “one & the same”
Ignore all attempts hungry for their ” fifteen minutes of fame”
“Hate” filled speeches they might as well throw, or keep
Their values for sale, their prejudice runs deep
Let us not pay heed to those, who leave their lashes on ”Mother Earth”.
This planet welcomes you all, with equal arms, be it, bounty, beauty, crisis or dearth
- Everything You Need To Know About Section 377 Of Indian Penal Code And The Story So Far - Indiatimes
Section 377: The Story So Far
- Supreme Court’s next step on Section 377 and LGBT rights - The Hindu
India’s decision to abstain on a vote at the UN Human Rights Council on the LGBT issue sharpens the focus on the Supreme Court’s next steps on Section 377
© 2017 Nikhil Chopra