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Hanura demands law against LGBT in Indonesia

Hanura demands law against LGBT in Indonesia
Participants hold giant rainbow flags during the Taiwan LGBT Pride Parade in Taipei October 31, 2015. Thousands of Taiwanese gathered with people from Hong Kong, Korea and Japan on Saturday for the annual Gay Pride parade which is in its 13th year, according to organizers. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang - RTX1U2IE

Jakarta : The People’s Conscience Party (Hanura) of Indonesia called for a specific law against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community to curb their presence in the country.

Amid huge discrimination against the community, Hanura secretary-general Berliana Kartakusumah said that the law should provide for sanctions, rehabilitation and restrictions on LGBT, reported Jakarta Post.

“Being LGBT is an infectious and dangerous disease. LGBT must be banned, like we banned communism and drug trafficking.”Jakarta Post quoted him as saying.

LGBT community in Indonesia faces major social and state pressure after psychiatrists declared them to be mentally disordered people while clerics declared them haram or forbidden according to Islam.

Recent reports have shown cases of rising discrimination against the LGBT community. (ANI)