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Indian health minister attacked over anti-gay comments

Indian health minister attacked over anti-gay comments
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In India, gay rights groups are voicing outrage over anti-homosexual comments made by the country’s health minister.

Ghulam Nabi Azad was supposed to speak to an HIV/AIDS conference on what the government is doing to prevent the spread of the virus.

Instead the minister left people in shock.

He told delegates: “Unfortunately this disease, where a man has sex with another man, and found more in the developed world, has spread in our country. Gay sex is completely unnatural. It should not exist but it does.”

Gay rights groups are becoming more vocal in India. The country’s high court recently decriminalised gay sex by scrapping a colonial law.

The judgement was celebrated by campaigners as a key step in the local fight against HIV/AIDS.