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Celebrities react to the Supreme Court's landmark judgment abolishing Section 377

On 6th September, a five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Misra reversed its own 2013 decision and delivered a spectacular win for India's LGBT+ community. The Supreme Court decided that homosexuality is no longer an offense, striking down a controversial ban on gay sex that dates from the British Raj. "We have to bid adieu to prejudices and to empower all citizens," read out Chief Justice Misra from the verdict, which declared Section 377 'irrational and arbitrary.'

 


Bollywood actors expressed their happiness through their social media accounts. Karan Johar was the first to welcome the Supreme Court's landmark.
Karan's tweet said, "Historical judgement. So proud today. Decriminalising homosexuality and abolishing #Section377 is a huge thumbs up for humanity and equal rights. The country gets its oxygen back."


His tweet was swiftly followed by those from Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Richa Chadha, Dia Mirza, Vicky Kaushal, Ayushmann Khurrana and several other celebrities.
Arjun Kapoor tweeted, ”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.”


Ayushmann Khurrana's tweet said, “RIP #Section377. The new sunshine of this day is that of a progressive India. Love all!”