'Bye-Bye Section377': Bollywood hails SC's historical judgement
The Supreme Court, on Thursday, passed the historic judgement of decriminalizing Section 377. The judgment was passed by SC's five-judge Constitutional bench headed by CJI Dipak Misra. SC's decision of reading down the British-era law was hailed by everyone. Notably, Bollywood celebrities also touted it as the 'victory of love'. Here's a look at celebrity reactions over the verdict.
Karan Johar said India got its oxygen back
Alia Bhatt tweeted, "Love is love Such a momentous day in the history of our country!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!! #Section377 #PrideIndia" Karan Johar lauded the verdict and wrote, "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!"
Soha Alia Khan on Section 377 verdict
Huma Qureshi, Farhan Akhtar on the verdict
Huma Qureshi wrote tweeted, "This is Historic .. All hail the decision by our judiciary #Sec377Verdict Now need our attitudes to change". Farhan Akhtar wrote, "Bye bye 377. Thank you #SupremeCourt #abouttime #nomorediscrimination #loveislove @MardOfficial", Rajkummar Rao also called it a historic verdict and tweeted, "Historic verdict by Supreme Court today. #377".
Aamir Khan calls it a historic day
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
Nimrat, Preity are happy to hear the verdict
Separately, actress Nimrat Kaur called her a proud Indian and wrote, "RIP #Section377. Happy birthday 2018 !! Equal love. Equal lives. Proud Indian today. " Preity Zinta tweeted, "If you have a heart you should be free to love who you want. So Happy to hear that the Supreme Court of India has abolished Section 377 decriminalising Homosexuality."