Betraying his party’s homophobic tendencies, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha suggested that the Indian government should prosecute same-sex companions of US diplomats in India since it is criminal in this country.
“My suggestion to the Government of India is, the media has reported that we have issued visas to a number of US diplomats’ companions. ‘Companions’ means that they are of the same sex. Now, after the Supreme Court ruling, it is completely illegal in our country. Just as paying less wages was illegal in the US. So, why doesn’t the government of India go ahead and arrest all of them? Put them behind bars, prosecute them in this country and punish them,” Mr Sinha said.
The remark comes in the aftermath of a senior Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade being held in the US for allegedly lying on her visa documents and underpaying her domestic help.
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