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| date=6 October 2008 | publisher=The Times of India | accessdate=12 February 2009}} {{Dead link|date=April 2011|bot=RjwilmsiBot}}</ref> and The [[Planning Commission (India)|Planning Commission]] of India<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.indiatogether.org/2005/dec/hlt-legalise.htm|title=The silence around sex work }}</ref> have expressed support for decriminalizing [[homosexuality]] in India, and pushed for tolerance and social equality for [[lesbian]], gay, [[bisexuality|bisexual]], and [[transgender]]ed people. India is among countries with a social element of a [[third gender]]. But mental, physical, emotional and economic violence against LGBT community in India prevails.<ref>http://www.dnaindia.com/delhi/report-violence-against-lgbt-groups-still-prevails-in-india-1924112</ref> Lacking support from family, society or police many gay rape victims stay silent.<ref>http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-02-16/chennai/37132653_1_gay-man-drunk-men-straight-men</ref>
 
| date=6 October 2008 | publisher=The Times of India | accessdate=12 February 2009}} {{Dead link|date=April 2011|bot=RjwilmsiBot}}</ref> and The [[Planning Commission (India)|Planning Commission]] of India<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.indiatogether.org/2005/dec/hlt-legalise.htm|title=The silence around sex work }}</ref> have expressed support for decriminalizing [[homosexuality]] in India, and pushed for tolerance and social equality for [[lesbian]], gay, [[bisexuality|bisexual]], and [[transgender]]ed people. India is among countries with a social element of a [[third gender]]. But mental, physical, emotional and economic violence against LGBT community in India prevails.<ref>http://www.dnaindia.com/delhi/report-violence-against-lgbt-groups-still-prevails-in-india-1924112</ref> Lacking support from family, society or police many gay rape victims stay silent.<ref>http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-02-16/chennai/37132653_1_gay-man-drunk-men-straight-men</ref>
   
Religion has played a role in shaping Indian customs and traditions. While homosexuality has not been explicitly mentioned in the religious texts central to [[Hinduism]], the largest [[religion in India]], Hinduism has taken various positions, ranging from positive to neutral or antagonistic. [[Rigveda]], one of the four canonical sacred texts of Hinduism says ''Vikriti Evam Prakriti'' (Sanskrit: विकृतिः एवम्‌ प्रकृतिः। meaning what seems un-natural is also natural),<ref name="HuntYip2012">{{cite book|author1=Stephen Hunt|author2=Andrew K. T. Yip|title=The Ashgate Research Companion to Contemporary Religion and Sexuality|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=yfvkSlLF1Q0C&pg=PT368|accessdate=4 January 2014|date=1 December 2012|publisher=Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.|isbn=978-1-4094-7225-4|page=368}}</ref> which some scholars believe recognises the cyclical constancy of homosexual/transsexual dimensions of human life, like all forms of universal diversities.<ref>{{cite news|newspaper=[[Rediff.com]]|url=http://www.rediff.com/news/1998/dec/04fire.htm|title=Expose the Hindu Taliban!|author=[[Ashok Row Kavi]]|accessdate=4 Jan 2014}}</ref> Historical literary evidence indicates that homosexuality has been prevalent across the Indian subcontinent throughout history, and that homosexuals were{{when|date=May 2012}} not necessarily considered inferior in any way.<ref>{{harvnb|Vanita|Kidwai|2001|pp=xxiii–xxiv}}</ref>
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Religion has played a role in shaping Indian customs and traditions. While homosexuality has not been explicitly mentioned in the religious texts central to [[Hinduism]], the largest [[religion in India]], Hinduism has taken various positions, ranging from positive to neutral or antagonistic. [[Rigveda]], one of the four canonical sacred texts of Hinduism says ''Vikriti Evam Prakriti'' (Sanskrit: विकृतिः एवम्‌ प्रकृतिः। meaning what seems un-natural is also natural),<ref name="HuntYip2012">{{cite book|author1=Stephen Hunt|author2=Andrew K. T. Yip|title=The Ashgate Research Companion to Contemporary Religion and Sexuality|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=yfvkSlLF1Q0C&pg=PT368|accessdate=4 January 2014|date=1 December 2012|publisher=Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.|isbn=978-1-4094-7225-4|page=368}}</ref> which some scholars believe recognises the cyclical constancy of homosexual/transsexual dimensions of human life, like all forms of universal diversities.<ref>{{cite news|newspaper=[[Rediff.com]]|url=http://www.rediff.com/news/1998/dec/04fire.htm|title=Expose the Hindu Taliban!|author=[[Ashok Row Kavi]]|accessdate=4 Jan 2014}}</ref> Historical literary evidence indicates that homosexuality has been prevalent across the Indian subcontinent throughout history, and that homosexuals were{{when|date=May 2012}} not necessarily considered inferior in any way.<ref>{{harvnb|Vanita|Kidwai|2001|pp=xxiii–xxiv}}</ref>Also a right wing so called pro Hindu organisation the RSS is fiercely anti gay even though
   
 
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