In a Historical judgment of the Supreme Court repealed the colonial Section 377 which criminalized consensual gay sex. The Supreme Court said Section 377 is irrational and arbitrary and it is high time it is scrapped. “LGBT Community has same rights as of any ordinary citizen. Respect for individual choice is the essence of liberty; the LGBT community possesses equal rights under the constitution. Criminalising gay sex is irrational and indefensible,” Chief Justice Dipak Misra, who headed the five-judge bench hearing the case, said.
As soon as the judgment was announced, Bollywood celebrities from Karan Johar, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor to Ranveer Singh, Rajkummar Rao among others lauded the SC for its decision.
Here are the Tweets
Historical judgment!!!! So proud today! Decriminalising homosexuality and abolishing #Section377 is a huge thumbs up for humanity and equal rights! The country gets its oxygen back! 👍👍👍💪💪💪🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/ZOXwKmKDp5
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) September 6, 2018
Historic verdict by Supreme Court today. #377
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) September 6, 2018
Sanity prevails for once we can believe we have some sensible decision makers and lawmaker s available to this generation. #Section377 gone with the wind.
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) September 6, 2018
💪🏻🌈🌈🌈🌈LOVE FOR ALL 🌈🌈🌈🌈 💪🏻#Section377 #377Verdict
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) September 6, 2018
Soha Ali Khan who is currently enjoying her vacation in the Maldives shared a picture of baby Inaaya Naumi Kemmu in an LGBTQ pride tunnel on Instagram and captioned it. “There is light at the end of the tunnel!!! #freedom.” Her picture speaks a lot and we share the same sentiment as her on this. Don’t we?
Speaking of Section 377, the 158-year-old colonial law considered “carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal a natural offence” and were to be punished by up to 10 years in jail under the 1861 law