In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court today scrapped the controversial Section 377- a 158-year-old colonial law on consensual gay sex. The Supreme Court reversed its own decision and said Sectuion 377 is irrational and arbitary. “LGBT Community has same rights as of any ordinary citizen. Respect for individual choice is the essence of liberty; LGBT community possesses equal rights under the constitution. Criminalising gay sex is irrational and indefensible,” said Chief Justice Dipak Misra, who headed the five judge bench hearing the case.
The judgment was delivered by a Bench of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices Rohinton Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra.
CJI Misra and Justices Nariman, Chandrachud and Malhotra delivered separate, concurring judgments.
The Supreme Court began hearing petitions against the ban in July, beginning an emotional debate over the right to freedom and privacy. While hearing the case, the judges have made observations that have largely given hope to the gay community.
Section 377 refers to ‘unnatural offences’ and says whoever voluntarily has “carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal”, shall be punished by up to 10 years in jail under the 1861 law. Although prosecution under Section 377 is not common, gay activists say the police use the law to harass and intimidate members of their community.
Celebrities across the country celebrated the verdict from supreme court. “Love is love. Such a momentous day in the history of our country!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!! #Section377 #PrideIndia,” tweets actress Alia Bhatt.
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) September 6, 2018
Actor Aamir Khan shared an episode of his popular show Satyamev Jayate on “Accepting Aleternative Sexualities” and wrote, “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.”
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
— Trish Krish (@trishtrashers) September 6, 2018
In a funny way most of the fans of her deliberately misunderstood her tweet and commenting their disappointment on Trisha being a support for LGBT. Check out some of their comments here :
உங்கள கல்யாணம் பண்ணிக்கலாம்னு என் மனசுல கட்டி வச்சிருந்த கோட்டைய ஒரே ட்வீட்ல இப்படி சல்லி சல்லியா நொறுக்கிட்டிங்களே திரிஷா.வடிவேல் சொன்ன அந்த இலவு காத்த கிளி நான் தான் போல.இனி என்னோட நிலைமை திரிஷா இல்லனா தினேஷ் ஆயிடுமோ!
உங்கள மறந்துட்டு சீக்கிரமா கல்யாணம் பண்ணிடனும்.
— Indian Tamil (@TamilMySoul) September 6, 2018
காலா காலத்துக்குள் கல்யாணம் ஆயிருந்தா தெரிஞ்சிருக்கும்..உறவு நா என்ன னு..
— Yuvaraj (@Yuvaraj93070400) September 6, 2018
— ராஜேஷ் (@Rajesh13869706) September 6, 2018
Unaku Yen mrg agama iruku nu ippo than theriuthu
— Gold God (@GoldGoldgodgp5) September 7, 2018
— சிவா தாண்டவம் (@rajeshflybird) September 6, 2018
— GOPAL SELVARAJ (@KrishGop1) September 6, 2018
— Nanbanganesh (@Nanbanganesh14) September 6, 2018
அட இதுக்கு எதுக்கு நீ சந்தோஷ படுற
— தல மணி 😍 (@ManiTwitss) September 6, 2018
ஒரு வேள அப்டி இருக்குமோ இல்ல இப்டி இருக்குமோ! 🤔
— Rajesh Kumar (@iam_rk007) September 6, 2018
டேய் த்ரிஷாக்கு ஒர் நல்லா பொண்ணா பாருங்கடா…
— Boxer Sundar (@Boxer2145) September 6, 2018
As of the other celebrities, Trisha also celebrated the equality that has been recognized after so many years but fans intentionally misinterpreted her statement and made fun of it. What do you think this ?? Comment below !!