The Supreme Court in its landmark judgement abolished Section 377.
Mumbai: Minutes after the Supreme Court in its landmark judgement abolished Section 377 on Thursday, producer and director Karan Johar was the first celebrity to welcome the verdict.
"Historical judgement. So proud today. Decriminalising homosexuality and abolishing #Section377 is a huge thumbs up for humanity and equal rights. The country gets its oxygen back," Karan Johar tweeted.
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
In a spectacular win for LGBT+ community in India, a five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Thursday reversed its own 2013 decision and said homosexuality is no longer an offence.
After Karan Johar several celebrities took to Twitter to post their thoughts on the verdict including "Bye Bye 377", "RIP #377" among others.
Crying tears of joy for the lgbtqi community. One day there won’t be any labels and we will all live in utopia. pic.twitter.com/veQe1S92FD— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) September 6, 2018
This is the india I want to live in. Not one filled with hate, bigotry,sexism homophobia and intolerance. THIS is the India I love. 🇮🇳 🌈— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) 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
Historic verdict by Supreme Court today. #377— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) September 6, 2018
🌈— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) September 6, 2018
“If you have a heart you should be free to love who you want.” 😍❤️😍So Happy to hear that the Supreme Court of India 🇮🇳 has abolished #section377 decriminalising Homosexuality 👍 #equality #lgbtrights #nodiscrimination #ting pic.twitter.com/47yEBdkul7— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) September 6, 2018
Congratulations to all the activists and petitioners on #SupremeCourt judgement scrapping #Section377 Your perseverance just made #India a freer place for everyone ! #LoveIsLove #Pride #377Verdict #377Scrapped Three cheers for the #SupremeCourt pic.twitter.com/grA64TTB3w— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) September 6, 2018
We won! Thank you SC! 🌈 🌈🌈#377IsHistory #pride— Konkona Sensharma (@konkonas) September 6, 2018
“Section 377 is arbitrary. The LGBT community possesses rights like others. Majoritarian views and popular morality cannot dictate constitutional rights. We have to vanquish prejudice, embrace inclusion and ensure equal rights.”
RIP #Section377— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) September 6, 2018
The new sunshine of this day is that of a progressive India. Love all!
Pride 🌈💕🌹💥💎— Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) September 6, 2018
Congratulations India! Thank you, Supreme Court! This is amazing! The law has no place in the bedrooms of consenting adults! Finally #AllLoveIsEqual Good riddance #Sec377 ! @india.today @akashkolluru pic.twitter.com/i9KuTlME14— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) September 6, 2018