In a historic verdict, the Supreme Court today declared that homosexuality is not an offence in India.
“Section 377 is irrational and arbitrary. Sexual orientation of an individual is natural and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a violation of freedom of expression,” Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra said, reading out the judgement.
Reactions started pouring in on micro-blogging site Twitter after the spectacular verdict was announced. Among the celebrities, Karan Johar was the first one to tweet.
“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!,” tweeted Karan Johar.