“Wont Allow Gay Sex In Army” Says General Bipin Rawat

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“Wont Allow Gay Sex In Army” Says General Bipin Rawat

Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat Thursday said gay sex and adultery will not be allowed in the Indian Army, months after the Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality and struck down a colonial-era adultery law. Gen Rawat, during his annual press conference, said such actions are forbidden in the Army. At the same time, he added that the Army is not above the law.

'We will not allow this to happen in the Army,' he said. In what was hailed as a historic move, a five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court last September unanimously decriminalised part of the 158-year-old colonial law under Section 377 of the IPC which criminalises consensual unnatural sex, saying it violated the rights to equality.

The conduct of the Army personnel is governed by the Army Act.

'In the Army we never thought this can happen. Anything that was thought of was put in the Army Act. It was something which was unheard of when the Army Act was made. We never thought this is going to happen. We never allow it. Therefore it was not put in the Army Act,' he said.

He further said, 'I think anything what is being said or talked about will not be allowed to happen in the Indian Army.'