Pakistani Men Arrested for Same-Sex Acts
LGBT Online Magazine
In Lahore, Pakistan, the second largest city in the
country with more than eight million residents, three men were arrested last
night at a party after they were caught having sex with each other. According
to JS Omar, the managing editor of HURIYAH magazine, who reports the story,
the men were reported to the police by one of the menís relative. The story
changes between a male and female relative, says Omar.
The story was reported to Omar, who has been in Pakistan
for the past month, by one of the guests at the party. The police have so far
denied the allegations but Omar was able to track down two people from the
party who confirmed the story.
So far, we know two of the men are Muslim and one is
Hindu. Pakistan has a population that is more than 95% Muslim. While
homosexuality is illegal in Pakistan, the country rarely ever makes such moves
perhaps because the homosexual activity is underground. Section 377 Penal Code
criminalizes homosexuality in Pakistan. This law punishes homosexuals from 2
years prison up to life.
And in 1990, Islamic law (Shariah) was re-introduced in
Pakistan. This law in Pakistan calls for the punishment of homosexuals by 100
lashes or stoning them to death, depending on whether the person is married or
no. The age of consent in Pakistan is 21.
Note from Al-Fatiha: This report cannot be confirmed. Al-Fatiha
is looking for confirmation of this report. Any further information can be
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