Democratic Youth Federation of India on Friday passed a resolution in its national conference in Kochi to ask the Central Government to decriminalise homosexuality.
DYFI is an independent Youth Organisation which was founded in 1980 in Punjab. It has a membership of over 1.5 million. It’s open to all youth in the age 15-40. It acts as the principle mass organisation of CPI(M) as its youth wing. Although people from any political ideology can join it.
In the resolution passed at the ongoing national conference of the party here, DYFI leaders said being homosexual is not a crime.
“Every citizen has the right to his/her sexual orientation – lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Many young people are forced to lead secluded lives just because they are homosexual. The DYFI will campaign against the undemocratic attitude being meted out to the LGBT community and demand abolition of Section-377 of the IPC,” stated the resolution.