Bollywood celebs react with anger as the Supreme Court of India overturned the lower court’s decision to discrimilaise homosexual acts
To begin with-homosexual intercourse was a criminal offence under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) . But that law was struck down by the 2009 Delhi High Court decision in Naz Foundation v. Govt. of NCT of Delhi, which found Section 377 and other legal prohibitions against private, adult, consensual, and non-commercial same-sex conduct to be in direct violation of fundamental rights provided by the Indian Constitution. But today, after much debate discussion, the Supreme Court of India overturned the decision of the lower court and made homosexual acts illegal again.
Bollywood celebs chose to vent their anger vehemently against this move. The glitterati took straight to Twitter to voice their opinion in no uncertain way. Look what they have to say
Karan Johar: Section 377 is not just a violation of human rights but also makes democracy seem like a mirage in our country.
Reema Kagti : Love n support to all the people who woke up this morning to d news that they r criminals again. The Supreme Court verdict ABSOLUTELY SUCKS
Celina Jaitly: I cannot believe Supreme Court’s decision. I have been in shock since it came. Such a contradiction of democracy.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Just when we thought we are looking into the future, comes a judgment that treats us like we are in the stone age. The disappointment is justified.
Farhan Akhtar: The Supreme Court got it wrong today. #Sec377
Chetan Bhagat: What?! Consensual gay sex ruled illegal in 2014? Shows you how badly India needs new young leaders with a modern outlook.
Shruti Haasan: 11.12.13 a day that reminds us how blatant regressing and oppressing someone has become – plan b move bedroom to another planet and time.
Sudhir Mishra: The decision declaring gay consensual sex illegal betrays a primitive Victorian mind. It is certainly not Indian.
Kunal Kohli: On 11-12-13 Supreme Court goes back to the medieval ages with Section 377.
Anupam Kher: We obviously don’t believe in equal rights even in the times when we send Mangalayan to Mars.
Kalki Koechlin: Supreme Court’s job is to uphold the right and freedom of every individual, not to decide what is culturally acceptable or not. In this case they failed.
Shruti Seth: So while the world is trying to legalise gay marriage, here’s what we’re doing as a nation. Such a disgrace!
Riteish Deshmukh: Supreme Mis-judgement.
Nikhil Advani: Welcome to the medieval ages! It was only a matter of time.
Neha Dhupia: How can love be illegal?
Rahul Bose: So much for those believing the judiciary is ‘the last bastion of common sense’ in this country.
Vinay Pathak: Supreme Court – Straight or scared!
Milap Zaveri: Nothing supreme about the court’s decision. Shocked and disappointed at the anti-gay verdict.
Shirish Kunder: Personally, I’ve no problem with same-sex relationships, as long as it’s not compulsory.
Vir Das: Today is 11.12.13. Unless you work in our Supreme Court, in which case it’s the year 1826.
Sandhya Mridul: The courts are unfortunately only following the law of the land, which are as old as the dinosaurs. Blame the legislature more than Supreme Court!
Hansal Mehta: Does India not have a single gay judge? Or does being gay mean that you can only be unfairly judged?
Siddharth: India is a bigot nation. I pray that every person who tries to deny another person their rights gets IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome). Bigots beware.
Richa Chadda: The Supreme Court criminalises love, again. Sad day.
Nachiket Barve: The problems of this world are because of what happens ‘without consent’ rather than what happens between ‘consenting adults’! wake up!