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Section 377 Verdict Reactions: 'Three cheers for Supreme Court,' Bollywood beams with joy on Twitter

In a landmark judgement, Supreme Court has scrapped Section 377 of Indian Penal Code out of the Constitution, hence decriminalising homosexuality in India.

Written by: Reshu Manglik, New Delhi [ Updated: September 06, 2018 18:53 IST ]
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Section 377 Verdict LIVE Reactions: Bollywood beams with joy, showers love on Twitter

The long battle that the LGBTQ community of India has fought has finally come to a happy end. The verdict which came out on Thursday, has offered relief to the Lesbians and Gay community of the country. In a landmark judgement, Supreme Court struck down the Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalised homosexuality in India. A five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud, Rohinton Fali Nariman, A M Khanwilkar and Indu Malhotra, issued the verdict on a bunch of petitions filed to scrap the law. The bench had earlier reserved its verdict on July 17.

As the verdict was announced, the entire country went into the mood of celebrations as the section was scrapped out of the constitution of India. Among those who were celebrating were also many Bollywood celebrities including Karan Johar, Ayushmann Khurrana, Arjun Kapoor, etc.

Expressing their joy on the landmark decision, they tweeted:

Karan Johar: 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!

Sonam Kapoor: 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

Varun Dhawan: A law implemented in 1860 is now abolished. A day for our entire nation to live with pride. Bye bye #sec377 #lovealllovefree #historic

Abhishek Bachchan: Well done India!

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Well done India! 🌈

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Freedom for love 🌈 #section377

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Sanya Malhotra: Such an amazing morning! So happy and proud

Ayushmann Khurrna: RIP #Section377 The new sunshine of this day is that of a progressive India. Love all!

Arjun Kapoor: 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.

Swara Bhasker: 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

Nimrat Kaur: RIP #Section377. Happy birthday 2018 !! Equal love. Equal lives. Proud Indian today

 

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