Saturday, November 27, 2021

LGBTQ+ community wins Supreme Court’s major victory against Malaysian Islamic law

In Malaysia, one person won a major victory in the local federal court. This is called the historical judicial decision there. Islamic law prohibits “homosexual” behavior, and this person wins the case in court.

In Islam, it is described as “contrary to the natural system”. The gay group in Malaysia (LGBTQ+) stated that this would strengthen their rights.

The Supreme Court of Malaysia ruled in its unanimous decision on Thursday (February 25, 2021) that the Islamic law against the plaintiff is not constitutional and the government has no right to use the law.

The founder of the “Palangi Movement” organization fighting for LGBTQ+ rights said, Historical decision Yes. The plaintiff is between 30 and 40 years old, and his name has been hidden by the lawyer for security reasons.

The man was arrested in 2018 for attempting to be homosexual in central Selangor, but he denied the allegations. In Malaysia, homosexual relationships are illegal, but few people are punished.

Malaysia has 13 states with dual laws. Here, according to Islam, both civil law and family law apply to civil law.

The LGBTQ+ community stated that they have been persecuted by Islamic law. Homosexuals were arrested and sent to prison. The agency stated that all states in Malaysia should end anti-LGBTQ + Islamic laws.

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According to section 377 of the British law in Malaysia, homosexual relationships result in 20 years of imprisonment. Muslims make up 60% of the Malaysian population. In this case, the court ordered that the government is allowed to use Islamic law on this issue only if it does not exceed the scope of the constitution.

Including the above-mentioned persons, a total of 11 people were arrested for being accused of homosexuality in private homes. The women were arrested on charges of homosexuality in Terengganu on the east coast in 2018. In the same year, a transgender woman was also attacked.

Speaking of India, in recent years, the current government has made all such decisions, so it has ensured the rights of the transgender community on a large scale. Not only rights, but important interests such as education, safety and health are also determined by the people of the community. Regarding their employment, the Ministry of the Interior talked about the recruitment of CAPF (Central Armed Police Force) for people in the transgender community.

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