There was an indistinct silence in the air today, people waited to spread love and accept it in all forms; all eyes on the apex court to announce it’s verdict on #Section377. And it’s here, Finally! The Supreme Court today partially struck down Section 377 which criminalises homosexuality. And these Section 377 tweets show just how proud and happy India is today.
The Union Government was also directed to cover the judgment actively and accurately making it reach to a wider audience. For the unknown, Section 377 reads as:
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 ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.
Chief Justice of India in unison with all the 5 members of the bench stated that – the LGBT community possesses rights like others. Majoritarian views and popular morality cannot dictate constitutional rights. Sexual orientation is biological, innate. She or he has no control over who they get attracted to. Any repression will be a violation of free expression: Supreme Court.
Now this is what we call SAVAGE.
As Section 377, sans doubt, trends everywhere in India today-we get hold of some tweets sending love all over.
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
Congratulations India!! History has been made today. ???#377Verdict
— Marya Shakil (@maryashakil) September 6, 2018
#Sec377 being scrapped by the SC restores the fact that India will always be a liberal democracy at core despite the attempts by some to give it a fascist intervention. #LGBT community deserves their independence and privacy. Great day!
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) September 6, 2018
— T.S.Suresh (TS) (@editorsuresh) September 6, 2018
— Twitter Moments India (@MomentsIndia) 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
And there its- gone !!! Congratulations to the #LGBTQ community for decades long battle. Congratulations to CJI Dipak Misra & the bench for making India a better democracy today. Here's to what the end of #Section377 symbolizes- #FreedomToLove #RightToEquality #Liberty https://t.co/gyoe8KjSCf
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) September 6, 2018
— bhumi pednekar (@psbhumi) September 6, 2018
— Varun MAUJI Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) September 6, 2018
We are witnessing history being made. Hats off to all my #LGBT rights activist friends who have battled hard to get here. You have saved India from the shame of being one of the remaining countries in the world that criminalises #homosexuality – thank you for that. #Section377
— Anna MM Vetticad (@annavetticad) September 6, 2018
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Historic Judgment by the Hon'ble Supreme Court. An archaic 156 year old #Section377 makes way for Fundamental Rights of LGBT community
Proud of our Supreme Court
— Gaurav Bhatia (@gauravbh) September 6, 2018
— John Abraham (@TheJohnAbraham) September 6, 2018
— Milind Deora (@milinddeora) 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
This verdict reverses prudery and oppression imposed by British colonisers 157 years ago on our great and most liberal civilisation.
Right to consensual love is absolute. What one does in privacy with consent is their business.#Section377 #Section377Verdict #Sec377 #LGBT
— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) September 6, 2018
As Supreme Court abolishes #Sec377, one pauses to reflect on the hundreds of activists, individuals, artists, lawyers who have sacrificed so much to achieve this victory. Thank you to the Hon'ble Supreme Court for this moment. But the fight is not over -1
— Gaurav Gogoi (@GauravGogoiAsm) September 6, 2018
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
— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) September 6, 2018
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
Read full statement here: https://t.co/XG2yd5KFNE
— United Nations India (@UNinIndia) September 6, 2018
Meanwhile, Congress took this as an opportunity to dig at the ruling and rival party.
— Congress (@INCIndia) September 6, 2018
Equality prevails and we could not be happier! If this doesn’t give you goosebumps, we don’t know what will.