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Aligarh: A movie which shows the true reality of Indian society
Only after India's brave daughter Neerja heaped praises worldwide, movies like" Aligarh" have cringe the hearts of Indians across the world. The film" Aligarh" despite garnering the ongoing applauds has yet again underlined the darker side of Indian society. Spinning the yarn of Prof Ramchandra Siras, the movie not only highlighted the much considered taboo homosexuality, but it also showcased an individual's "right to privacy" getting defiled.

An elderly old man Ramchandra Siras, due to his sexual preference was not only compelled to quit his job but was also forced to leave the house where he lived. A statement that "there is no place for a bachelor amidst the families living in society" the film has once again cross checked the reality existing today in our modernising society. 

Homosexuality is a crime in India under Section 377, a criminal offence where an individual can be charged for being gay or a lesbian. As shown, the professor was condemned for "gross misconduct" and was banished from society. Ramchandra Siras was a criminal as per Article 377 and was duly treated for the heinous crime, but did our Constitution give him freedom of choice or a right to equality? 

" I should leave India and live in some other country where I can find an identity for myself ," proclaiming such heart wrenching words before his demise, Siras not only poured his heart out but also portrayed how a sodomy law in the country has taken away one's will to continue his life in his own country.

A country where one is forced to curb his/her sexual preference, a society which gives no room to homosexuals was the only reason for his death and the death of zillions of other homosexuals.

Is our Constitution actually increasing the risk of homophobia in the country?

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