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Parties divided over Delhi HC decision on homosexuality

Political parties were today divided over the Delhi High Court verdict legalising homosexuality over which the government was guarded in its reaction.

delhi Updated: Jul 02, 2009 23:42 IST

Political parties were today divided over the Delhi High Court verdict legalising homosexuality over which the government was guarded in its reaction.

While Congress and BJP adopted a cautious approach, Left parties and NCP supported it. Samajwadi Party, however, opposed the judgement.

"We need to examine the details of the judgement. Let me examine it," said Law Minister M Veerappa Moily, who had been given the task of building a consensus between the Home and Health Ministries on the issue, while commenting on the court judgement.

Congress also played safe by saying the High Court verdict was a matter between the court and the government.

"It is between the court and the government and the party has nothing to do with it," party spokesman Shakeel Ahmed told PTI.

BJP also treaded a cautious line on the verdict saying it was yet to discuss and reach an opinion on the issue.

"We (BJP) have not been able to discuss the issue and make up our mind yet," Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj said.

The two main parties chose to be circumspect on the court verdict fearing it would lead to negative reaction from the conservative elements of society.