Section 377 verdict: Karan, Abhishek, Aamir, Anushka, Arjun hail SC decision

Bollywood celebrities hail Supreme Court verdict on Section 377, decriminalising gay sex. From Karan Johar to Anushka Sharma, many celebrities took to their social media account to laud the Supreme Court decision of abolishing 377 article.

“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!” said filmmaker Karan Johar wrote on Twitter.

Abhishek Bachchan wrote, “Well done India”. Sonam Kapoor wrote, “Crying tears of joy for the lgbtqi community. One day there won’t be any labels and we will all live in utopia.”

Aamir Khan also took to Twitter to thank the 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,” he tweeted with an old episode of Satyameva Jayate.

Dia Mirza and Sonam Kapoor also celebrated the landmark verdict. “Equality for India! Equal love. Equal rights,” wrote Dia.

Stand tall in honor with pride #LGBTQ

— John Abraham (@TheJohnAbraham) September 6, 2018

The British-era Section 377 treats consensual sexual acts by adults of the same sex as an offence and provides for life in prison. “It had become a weapon for the harassment for LGBT and subject them to discrimination,” Chief Justice Dipak Misra said in his verdict. “Social morality cannot be used to violate the fundamental rights of even a single individual... Constitutional morality cannot be martyred at the altar of social morality,” he added.

My India of 2018!!!! Truly heartening ! Let’s embrace one n all and their choices ????????

— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) 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 is the india I want to live in. Not one filled with hate, bigotry,sexism homophobia and intolerance. THIS is the India I love. ????????????

— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) September 6, 2018

RIP #Section377 
The new sunshine of this day is that of a progressive India. Love all!

— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) 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 #section377decriminalising Homosexuality ???? #equality #lbgtrights #nodescrimination#???????????? ???????? #Ting

— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) September 6, 2018

Congratulations to all the activists and petitioners on #SupremeCourtjudgement scrapping #Section377 Your perseverance just made #India a freer place for everyone ! #LoveIsLove #Pride #377Verdict #377ScrappedThree cheers for the #SupremeCourt

— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) September 6, 2018