Section 377: Bollywood celebrities cheer SC verdict
Mumbai: After the Supreme Court delivered the historic verdict on Section 377 of the IPC, that homosexuality is not an offence, social networking site Twitter got flooded with posts from Bollywood celebrities.
Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra today said, “Section 377 is irrational and arbitrary. The sexual orientation of an individual is natural and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a violation of freedom of expression.”
Following the landmark judgement of the apex court, many Bollywood celebrities took to the Twitter to express their joy.
Among the celebrities, Karan Johar was the first one to tweet. “The country gets its oxygen back,” he 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
Celebrities Sonam Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Richa Chadha, Varun Dhawan, Anushka Sharma, and Swara Bhaskar, also praised the landmark judgment.
Author Chetan Bhagat wrote, “It is a good day for India”.
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.
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) September 6, 2018
Anushka Sharma who is currently promoting her movie ‘Sui Dhaga’ also tweeted a picture with Varun Dhawan.
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) September 6, 2018
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) September 6, 2018
The father-daughter duo, Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor also took on twitter stating their views on the verdict.
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