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West Bengal: Gay couple seeks police protection over death threats from family

Nov 19, 2019, 12:51 PM IST

Kolkata: Even though the Supreme Court passed the historic decision of decriminalising Section 377, a gay couple in Barasat region of West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district is allegedly receiving death threats from their family members and have sought police protection.
"When I informed my family members that I am gay, they started beating me up and forced me to get married to a girl. But I didn't want to do it. My father threatened us... They even took me to a psychiatrist. When the psychiatrist said that I am gay, still they did not believe him," the victim said.

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