Supreme Court today delivered historic judgement under which Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code has been scrapped. The judgement was delivered by the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra along with Justices Rohinton Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra.
Section 377 refers to ‘unnatural offences’ and says whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 10 years, and shall also be liable to pay a fine.
Bollywood hailed Supreme Court’s Judgement and took twitter to express their gratitute
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
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
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
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) September 6, 2018
— Varun MAUJI Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) September 6, 2018
— SONA (@sonamohapatra) September 6, 2018
So happy today, thank goodness for the rainbow (and all the lawyers that helped put it there!) 🌈
— Kalki केकला (@kalkikanmani) September 6, 2018
The new sunshine of this day is that of a progressive India. Love all!
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) September 6, 2018
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) September 6, 2018
More power … 🌈
— Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) 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
Finally love has won 😇