India Rejects Section 377: Bollywood Comes Out In Support Of LGBTQ Community

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The verdict of section 377 has been the talk of the town ever since the ban was imposed on the same. In the recent state of affairs, the Supreme Court has delivered the verdict on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalizes homosexuality saying that the Section 377 is 'irrational, arbitrary and incomprehensible.

Written By Shreya Thakur | Mumbai | Updated On:

The verdict of section 377 has been the talk of the town ever since the ban was imposed on the same. In recent state of affairs, Supreme Court has delivered the verdict on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalizes homosexuality saying that the Section 377 is 'irrational, arbitrary and incomprehensible. SC also added that consensual sex is no crime nd that LGBT community enjoys the same rights as other citizens.  

This has been one of the biggest days for the LGBTQI community, who has been actively participating in protesting worldwide. The Indian film fraternity has also been extending their support by taking to their social media handles. Sonam Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Dia Mirza are amidst the first ones leading the bandwagon. 

1. Sonam Kapoor

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

#lgbtqi ๐ŸŒˆ

A post shared by SonamKAhuja (@sonamkapoor) on

2. Abhishek Bachchan 

3. Pritish Nandy

4. Dia Mirza 

5. Karan Johar 

6. Swara  Bhasker

7. Shruti Seth 

8. Chetan Bhagat 

9. Sona Mohapatra 

10. Avinash Gowariker

11. Farhan Akhtar

12. Rahul Bose

13. Kalki Kanmani

14. Atul Kasbekar


Industry insiders may not have been vocal about section 377 at large but the advocates of the LGBTQI community raised their voices from time to time. 

 Read | India Rejects Section 377: United Nations Welcomes 'landmark' Supreme Court Judgment Decriminalising Homosexuality. Read It Here

On July 17, a five-judge bench headed by the Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra, has reserved its verdict following days of marathon hearings involving multiple stakeholders over whether or not gay sex should be decriminalised. The central government had in its submission at that time left the matter to the wisdom of the apex court with a point in the affidavit states:

I state and submit that so far as the constitutional validity Section 377 to the extent it applies to "consensual acts of adults in private" is concerned, the Union of India would leave the said question to the wisdom of the Honourable Court."
 

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