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Eight Detained in Raid of Gay Clubs in India

The Advocate, July 11, 2001

Eight people were detained in northern India after a swoop on two gay clubs that had been operating under the guise of being AIDS counseling centers, Reuters reports. The eight were charged with abetting sodomy, an illegal act in India, and with criminal conspiracy. "Interrogations of the arrested persons have revealed that there were at least three gay clubs operating under similar garb, and together these are estimated to have a membership of at least 500," said B.B. Bakshi, Lucknow district police chief. Pornographic material was seized at the clubs, both of which were in the city of Lucknow.

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