Following the Indian Supreme Court’s decision to legalise homosexuality, Bollywood celebrities have taken to social media to felicitate the LGBTQ community in their country.
The Supreme Court of India, on Thursday, repealed Section 377 – a law which referred to ‘unnatural offences’ and said ‘whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life or liable to pay a fine’.
Several celebs including Sonam Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Alia Bhatt, Kalki Koechlin, Abhishek Bachchan, Karan Johar, and Arjun Kapoor, amongst others, have reacted to this historic judgment.
Here, check out some of the tweets:
So happy today, thank goodness for the rainbow (and all the lawyers that helped put it there!) 🌈
— Kalki केकला (@kalkikanmani) September 6, 2018
— Varun MAUJI Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) September 6, 2018
Karan Johar, who has been an active voice against the upholding of Sec. 377 shared a post describing his feelings:
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
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
While Sonam Kapoor called it a decision towards a utopian society:
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
The new sunshine of this day is that of a progressive India. Love all!
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) September 6, 2018
Other B-town celebrities like Preity Zinta, Rajkummar Rao, and Rahul Bose also took to Twitter to thank India’s judiciary:
— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) September 6, 2018
Mega star Aamir Khan also tweeted, thanking India’s Supreme Court:
We thank the Supreme Court for its decision to strike down article 377. It is a historic day for people who believe in equal rights for all. The judiciary has done it’s duty, and now we must do ours. https://t.co/zzxc4kfNxS
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) September 6, 2018
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