India furious over biography of 'bisexual' Gandhi

By REUTERS
March 31, 2011 13:22

NEW DELHI - India could bring in legislation to jail anyone who insults Mahatma Gandhi while state governments are moving to ban a biography that reviewers said showed the "Father of the Nation" was bisexual.

Gandhi led the campaign to end British colonial rule but lawmakers say his reputation is being besmirched by a new biography that suggests he had a homosexual affair with a Jewish German bodybuilder.

An amendment to India's National Honour Act of 1971 could see Gandhi protected alongside the constitution and national flag, with any insults against him punishable by prison.


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