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Sunday, April 17, 2005

OPINION-Time To Break Shackles
Let antiquated laws go and same-sex lovers be allowed to live in dignity
SALEEM KIDWAI


"We are not living in the time of the inquisition," the poet Firaq Gorakhpuri told a homophobe in 1937, advising him to rid himself of his 'pedestrian prejudice'. It's time to remind ourselves of this advice, now that a plea to remove discrimination against millions of Indians has for the first time reached India's highest court. It is for the Supreme Court now to decide whether those who love people of their own sex will be allowed the basic right to live in dignity.

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