What Twitter said about Supreme Court's decision to revisit Section377

Mohammad Kanchwala
Jan 08, 2018 13:48 IST

Not much positive news comes out of India nowadays, but today is one of those charming few days that reignite that little flicker of hope in our eyes. The Supreme Court has decided to rethink it’s stance on Section377.

For the people unfamiliar with the news, Section377 criminalizes sexual intercourse between two consenting adults from the same sex, a rather regressive stance in 2018. While many countries have already granted the right to marriage to LGBTQ citizens, India, in a colossally regressive act, reneged on their decision in 2013 by re-criminalizing the Section377 of the Indian Penal Code, which was struck down by the Delhi High Court in 2012.

Last year, the Wren & Martin of Indian politicians who is among the educated few who have maintained good common sense and a modern outlook, Shashi Tharoor reignited the debate around Section377 but his efforts to change it were shot down in Lok Sabha.

With the Supreme Court’s decision to intervene and embrace a much more liberal outlook inspired by basic human rights, Twitter users were surprisingly positive about it. Even the usual blue tick boasters who are at loggerheads when it comes to everything thought it was only humane to do away with Section377. Read more to know who said what on Twitter!

Sminu Jindal

B M Sanjeev Kumar

Sanjay Jha

Rituparna Chattrjee

Jagrati Shukla

Sanjukta Basu

Rahul Easwar

Tufail Ahmad

Anand Narasimhan

Nimrat Kaur

VJ Andy

Tehseen Poonawalla

Apurva Asrani

Anand Ranganathan

Abhijit Majumder

Kavita Krishnan

What are your views about the Section377 of the Indian Penal Code, and about the Supreme Court's decision to rethink their stance on it? Let us know in the comments section!

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