Supreme Court of India passed a historical judgment on Thursday, 6th September 2018. A bench of five judges decriminalized the consensual gay sex under section 377. A part of Section 377 previously criminalized consensual sex between the adults of the same sex.
The court says that Section 377 was unconstitutional partly as it hinders the enjoyment of equal rights. The verdict has been celebrated with joy across the nation, be it the commoners or the celebrities.
Bollywood celebrities welcomed the decision with delight. Many famous Bollywood personalities reacted with utter joy on the historical verdict.
Karan Johar said that this decision is a “huge thumbs up for humanity and equal rights”.
Film director Hansal Mehta who directed “Aligarh” called the verdict a “new beginning.” He tweeted-
A new beginning. The law is gone. The Supreme Court has done what parliament failed to do. Now it’s time for attitudes to change. Let’s rejoice but let us also reflect. This is a new beginning. #Sec377verdict
Arjun Kapoor tweeted, "Sanity prevails for once we can believe we have some sensible decision makers and lawmakers available to this generation. #Section377 gone with the wind."
Nimrat Kaur said she was a proud Indian and tweeted-
“RIP #Section377. Happy birthday 2018 !! Equal love. Equal lives. Proud Indian today.”
"Bye bye 377. Thank you #SupremeCourt #abouttime #nomorediscrimination #loveislove @MardOfficial," tweets Farhan Akhtar
"So happy today, thank goodness for the rainbow (and all the lawyers that helped put it there!)," tweeted Kalki Koechlin
Rajeev Khandelwal tweeted-
Wow! You land in your homeland, switch on your phone and you hear about the Supreme Court verdict about the now ‘DEAD 377’. Let’s unite more often. It does yield results :) A big hi to all.
Chetan Bhagat tweeted-
India is a country where the culture changes every 100km. Accepting diversity has to be the core value of every Indian and frankly is the only way India will survive and thrive. Scrapping #Section377 is a step in that direction. It is a good day for India.