The Supreme Court on Thursday decriminalised homosexual activities in favour of those who identify as gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual in India, which welcomed a string of positive encouragement across the country. While contentment struck the petitioners, netizens could not hold back their support and excitement in favour of the decision.
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A five-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and comprising Justices Fali Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud, and Indu Malhotra, unanimously delivered the judgment after hearing an array of petitions challenging the criminalisation of homosexuality.
Twitterati flooded the internet with the appreciation of the much-anticipated verdict for the LGBTQ community to have equal fundamental rights. From celebrated figures to the common man, everyone cherished the historical judgment.
Here’s how the cybernauts reacted to this verdict:
Congratulations to all the activists and petitioners on #SupremeCourt judgement scrapping #Section377 Your perseverance just made #India a freer place for everyone ! #LoveIsLove #Pride #377Verdict #377Scrapped Three cheers for the #SupremeCourt pic.twitter.com/grA64TTB3w— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) September 6, 2018
There certainly is a rainbow in every cloud! So happy ! #SupremeCourtindia upholds the right of people to just be! Such a massive win, much needed! 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈❤️👏🤗#loveislove— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) September 6, 2018
Today India decriminalised homosexuality. We’re proud of you and you should be proud of yourself. #LoveisLove #Absolut pic.twitter.com/5fkanchdAA— Absolut (@absolutvodka) September 6, 2018
Today's a good day. #LoveIsLove pic.twitter.com/cIk28GMEM8— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) September 6, 2018
Love won yet another battle! 🌈 truly a big step for India 🇮🇳 #LoveIsLove #377Verdict pic.twitter.com/YXEFyr5h43— ARMAAN MALIK (@ArmaanMalik22) September 6, 2018
6/9 will forever be remembered as the day homosexuality got decriminalized in India. Supreme Court, I see what you did there. #loveislove— Anisha Raisurana (@raisunana) September 6, 2018
My country finally legalized homosexuality. I can legit feel the actual love and freedom in the air right now. This is such a huge victory for us all. So happy and proud!!!#Section377 #LoveWins #loveislove pic.twitter.com/ILXyyxWgum— abi (kinda ia) (@ilovetomlinSUN) September 6, 2018
I’ve always been so proud of my Indian heritage.. today I’m bursting with bucket loads of pride.. #LoveWins #Section377 🙏🏽🇮🇳🏳️🌈🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/OAe5CxhaoA— Bhavna Limbachia (@BhavnaLimbachia) September 6, 2018
I'm actually crying y'all.. this is such a big step for my country. No one should be called a criminal for loving someone. I'm proud. #Section377 #IndiaForGayRights pic.twitter.com/itw9i98Zwi— Janhavi ◟̽◞̽ (@janhavitaminn) September 6, 2018
Most of the people are not going come out. Why? I don't have enough words to explain. But the good thing is that they have the right finally. The next generation is going to be the luckiest bc they gonna have bop amazing parents. All the best&love yourself.💜🌈 #Section377— jungulla (@euphorialtears) September 6, 2018
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Hopefully, the landmark judgment of September 6, 2018, would end all discriminations and taboos against the LGBT community.