Line 1 – On the 19th of May 2017 tragedy struck as authorities in Bangladesh 27 men on suspicion of
Line 2 – “being gay”.
Line 3 – Disclaimer: The following has been written with the utmost of seriousness. In no way
Line 4 – am I trying to make light of what is a perilous situation, certainly for the arrested 27.
Line 5 – These men are likely never to see the light of day. Why you ask?
Line 6 – Bangladesh on top of being the most corrupt countries on the planet,
Line 7 – also happens to be vehemently anti-LGBT.
Line 8 – Also I have two words for you, Section 377.
Line 9 – Where these arrested men engaging in “carnal intercourse”?
Line 10 – Is throwing a party, attempting to socialise, considered equivalent to advertising an orgy?
Line 11 – And why where arrested and then charged with possession of drugs then?
Line 12 – Given that they were “being gay” of course. Is this all part of
Line 13 – an elaborate joke then?
Line 14 – And of course they happen to find themselves at the hands of Bangladesh’s finest.
Line 15 – Amongst the worst, most corrupted law enforcement agencies on the planet.
Line 16 – Second perhaps only to the inept and even further corrupt Mexican police.
Line 16 – Did you know Bangladesh’s own citizens fear the police? That it is not respect?
Line 17 – Because the police have been indirectly, directly linked with forced disappearances, physical abuse of inmates, bribery. If you want proof of that just ask poor old Tareque Rahamn.
Line 18 – I bet he still walks crooked after what the police did to him nearly a decade ago now,
Line 19 – when they remanded him.
Line 20 – The government? They don’t care. In fact other people’s adversities only motivates them.
Line 21 – This specific event is no doubt a sponsored crackdown. Because few years down the line
Line 22 –the current regime has to draw up its election manifesto again after all. Although
Line 23 – just for fun really. Because we know they are going to reflect themselves anyway.
Line 24 – They will point out to tragedies such as this arrest and claim,
Line 25 – “We did the most Islamic thing possible then and detained actual human beings
Line 26 – because they were “being gay” when socializing. Also the party could have escalated into a full blow orgy.
Line 27 – We cannot have anyone break our deplorable Section 377 now can we?