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That isn’t all. Later on Tuesday evening, Baba Ramdev tweeted that he does not support homosexuality or cow slaughter since both run contrary to the principles of Vedanta. This is not the first time he has made anti-gay statements. He has consistently claimed that homosexuality is a disease that can be cured with yoga. He has also previously called for a country-wide ban on cow slaughter and said that cows should be given the status of the national animal.
This invited a wide range of responses from Twitter users. While there were some who supported Baba Ramdev’s views on the matters, most poked fun at the statement.