The entire country is in a celebratory mood after Articles 370 and 35A were effectively abolished by the Indian government. Apart from vested interests and bleeding-heart liberals, everyone is overjoyed with the great step towards national integration.
The LGBT community has a special reason to celebrate the abolition of the provisions. Until yesterday, homosexuality was still a criminal offence in Jammu & Kashmir since the state had a separate constitution. Thus, an advocacy and support group, the Queer Hindu Alliance (QHA), posted a tweet celebrating the historic event.
— Queer Hindu Alliance (@QueerHA) August 5, 2019
In a surprising turn of events, the outlet was subject to a vicious attack by an online mob which comprised primarily of people from the LGBT community. QHA was disowned by them and it was claimed that they do not represent the LGBT community.
Delete yourself. You don’t represent us.
— Mahima Kukreja ??✊? (@AGirlOfHerWords) August 6, 2019
No. We are diverse. We don’t want your saffron pagri. we like our multicultural beautiful regions working together as India. Not at gunpoint.
— সাইলীনা/Saileena/سیلینا/ਸੈਲੀਨਾ (@saileenas) August 5, 2019
How utterly shameful!
— हसीम • Haseem • حسیم ?️? (@haseemuzzaman) August 5, 2019
You can’t be queer and in favour of hindutva terror. Wtf is wrong with you!
— ?️? (@bombaetalkies) August 5, 2019
Indeed, it is quite perplexing that people from the LGBT community are disowning and attacking one of their own for its support toward a government decision which means homosexuals cannot be prosecuted anymore in Jammu & Kashmir. It does appear that people from the LGBT community care more for the prosperity of Radical Islam than their own rights.
The continued support of toxic elements of the Muslim community by the representatives of the LGBT community is rather bewildering. It is well known that when Radical Islam thrives, homosexuals usually end up being thrown off rooftops or stoned to death. In most Islamic countries, homosexuality is illegal and in certain countries, Homosexuality carries capital punishment. In some Islamic countries, there is legal provision for stoning homosexuals to death. Therefore, the unconditional and unreciprocated support by representatives of the LGBT community toward toxic elements who absolutely hate them is inexplicable.
QHA, meanwhile, is a quintessential LGBT advocate. It describes itself on its Facebook page as “an advocacy and support group that will promote a more inclusive Hinduism through creating safe spaces for LGBTQI+ Hindus and allies to engage, share, and support each other without fear or discrimination.” These are explicitly far-left terminology not endorsed by conservative sections of the Hindu community.
The advocacy group, quite clearly, is not a blind supporter of the NDA government. Earlier today, it tweeted its opposition to the Transgender Rights bill proposed by the government.
The Bill has not provided any self-identification rights, promised by the NALSA judgment of 2014.
— Queer Hindu Alliance (@QueerHA) August 6, 2019
Thus, the fact that representatives of the LGBT community believe homosexuals shouldn’t celebrate the fact that they can now celebrate their love in the beautiful Kashmir Valley without risking punishment perfectly captures everything that is wrong with LGBT activism. The rights of LGBT people do matter to activists, however, the right of Radical Islam to torture them comes first.