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Topic-Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
2) “Homosexuality remains a taboo for a large portion of Indian society, even among the youth”. Critically analyse the statement and suggest measures to overcome the ills of it.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article brings out that the survey shows that among India’s urban youth, those with stronger religious predispositions display more prejudice against homosexuality compared to their less-religious counterparts. Thus necessitating us to analyse the question critically.
Demand of the question:
This question seeks to examine the Stereotypes associated with homosexuals, the discriminatory attitude faced by them. The taboo associated with it. The question is about recognizing the varying Societal attitudes toward homosexuality more so specifically in the Indian case and with a special emphasis on Youth.
Critically analyze – When asked to analyze, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.
Structure of the answer:
Brief upon the current identity of Homosexuals in India as per laws.
First start by stating the historic judgement that has decriminalized homosexuality by declaring section 377 as unconstitutional.
Discuss why the prejudices and patriarchal mindset of Indian society are so prevalent ?
Suggest how legal solution alone would not be enough for homosexuals to overcome the taboo.
Discuss in detail the causes of such mindset.
Suggest solutions – what needs to be done?
Based on your discussion form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the above issue.