TERROR STRIKES MUMBAI AGAIN

mumbaiy-bomb-blastsThe leak in security arrangements in Mumbai were again exposed on Wednesday when three bomb blasts occurred and claimed 18 lives leaving 133 injured. The injured have been admitted to several hospitals including the JJ Hospital, GT Hospital, KEM Hospital and St George’s Hospital.

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OSMANIA UNIVERSITY ON HUNGER STRIKE OVER TELANGANA ISSUE

hunger StrikeThe Osmania University Campus has emerged out as the epicenter for agitation regarding the separate statehood for Telangana with the latest reports confirming that the university students have answered a call for a massive hunger strike by the Telangana Student Joint Action Committee. The mass hunger strike will be observed by 100s of students of the Hyderabad University who are enraged on the Centre’s inaction on the Telangana issue.
Last week many Andhra Pradesh assembly ministers put in their resignation in their demand for a separate statehood status for Telangana in addition to a 4-long bandh.

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GHULAM NABI AZAD CLASSIFICATION ON THE REMARKS OF HOMOPHOBIC RELATIONS

NEW DELHI: Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad stirred a controversy when he implied that homosexuality was a disease and Gay sex was unnatural in a HIV SEMINAR. His extraordinary words lead to one of the biggest controversies these days.

He said  today “I am sorry if I have hurt feelings of any section of the society. During my speech I used technical words. I kept myself very clear, didn’t use the word homosexual or gay. The subject was HIV, used man having sex with man in Hindi for contracting HIV. It was interpreted as man having sex with man as a disease. I didn’t use the word gay at all!”

It’s difficult to find them because you don’t know who is doing it and where they are. It is very unnatural and this should not happen, but in our country the numbers are increasing. So I said it a unnatural disease because a man doing a sex with man is not common” he said.

These remarks does not answer why the Health Minister of the world’s largest democracy believe that homosexuality is a disease? That a man having sex with a man is unnatural? It contradicts even his own ministry’s policy to back the decriminalization of gay sex in India.

Already a huge outrage has built up over the Health Minister’s statements because health workers, activists and gay groups feel he reflects a sexual prejudice that makes people with alternate choices doubt his ability to take care of them.

Report by Kushal Kumar

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