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Reddit Users Debate India’s Vote Against The UNHRC Resolution

India chose to vote against UNHCR’s resolution to ban capital punishment for homosexuality. 

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The resolution was passed by the 47-member UNHRC.
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The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has passed a resolution condemning the death penalty as punishment for ‘specific forms of conduct’, including same-sex relations. India, along with the US, and eleven other countries, voted against the resolution.

Does India’s decision to go against the resolution make it guilty of supporting death penalty for homosexuals? A Reddit thread discussed and debated. The answers clearly showed how divided netizens were on the matter.

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The USA Did It Too, Right?

Some argued how the USA is also part of the 13. So why point the finger at India?

There were counters of course.

But did India pull an ‘us too’ and followed the US’ footstep?

Death Penalty VS Death Penalty for LGBT

The UN resolution clauses contradict India’s stance on death penalty, which it still imposes in certain situations (not including apostasy, blasphemy, adultery or homosexual acts).

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