Gay sex in India could be banned for another five years now a homophobic political party has gained power in the national election.
The opposition Hindu nationalist BJP party is on course for a landslide victory, as suggested by early results.
Although final results are not expected until later, the scale of the predicted victory is on course for a landslide victory. More than 500 million people voted in the election.
Narendra Modi, the leader of the BJP, tweeted: ‘India has won. Good times ahead.’