Bollywood celebrates ‘a new beginning’, Section 377

As the Supreme Court junked Section 377 and made homosexuality legal in India, Hansal Mehta, Karan Johar, Arjun Kapoor, Kalki Koechlin and a host of other celebrities welcomed the judgement on Twitter.

Supreme Court, yesterday decriminalised consensual gay sex. A five-judge SC Constitution bench termed part of IPC’s Section 377, which criminalises consensual unnatural sex, irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary. The court also partly struck down Section 377 as violative of the right to equality.

The apex court believes that the homosexuals and the LGBT community deserve equal rights and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a violation of freedom of speech and expression.

“The constitution is a dynamic document, having the primary objective of establishing a dynamic and inclusive society,” the judgment of CJI Misra and J Khanwilkar.

The verdict is being celebrated across the nation. From celebrities to commoners, everyone welcomed the decision with elation. Here’s how a few famous personalities from different spheres reacted upon the historic judgement:

Karan Johar said this decision is a “huge thumbs up for humanity and equal rights”.

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.

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