Indian Law Criminalizing Homosexuality Remains "Major Obstacle" in Fight Against HIV/AIDS, Piot Says
November 18, 2008
UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot on Sunday said that an Indian law criminalizing sex between men is a "major obstacle" to the country's efforts to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS, News Track India reports. Piot called the law a "violation of human rights" and said that it should have been abolished a long time ago. The law is being deliberated during hearings on a petition to decriminalize homosexuality.
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