Several Indian actors and actresses appreciated the decriminalization of homosexuality in India.
Bollywood film industry stars congratulated LGBT community over the end of section 377 and decriminalization of homosexuality in India. The #Section377 and #377Verdict also became popular on the social media.
Yesterday, India’s Supreme Court legalized homosexuality in India. This means that consensual sexual relations between adults of the same gender is now allowed which struck down a British-era law that criminalized homosexuality.
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Members of the LGBT community held tearful celebrations in cities across the South Asian nation of 1.25 billion people as the historic verdict of homosexuality in India legal was read out.
A five-judge Constitution bench of the Indian Supreme Court delivered its unanimous verdict in four separate opinions.
Reaction of Indian Celebrities
Here are the reactions of Bollywood stars over the end of section 377 in India.
Karan Johar tweeted that it is a historical judgement.
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
Arjun Kapoor appreciated the role of lawmakers and decision makers in the decision.
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
Farhan Akhtar thanked Supreme Court for the decision.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) September 6, 2018
Aamir Khan also thanked the Supreme Court and said it is a historic day for the people who believe in equal rights for all.
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
Ranveer Singh also showed his support towards LGBT community by displaying rainbow in his tweet.
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) September 6, 2018