Celebrations all over after SC decriminalized homosexuality

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The Supreme Court on Thursday partly struck down controversial Section 377 and decriminalised consensual adult sex between gay couple. Supreme Court referred the concerned section of IPC as “irration, arbitrary and incomprehensible” and passed the historic 493 pages judgement.

A wave of happiness and joy can be seen in the country. LGBTQ community is celebrating their victory following the apex court’s judgement.

This decision will empowers the community to enjoy equal constitutional status as other citizens and also affirms their right to claim “the right to adopt, marry and have a family”.

The judgement was made by a five-judge bench comprising of Chief Justice of India, Deepak Mishra, Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice Indu Malhotra and Justice R F Nariman.

Chief Justice while reading the supreme court order said, “”Sustenance of identity is the pyramid of life. No one can escape from their individualism.”

The section 377 of IPC was a British colonial law made in 1861. This section not only acknowledged the LGBTQ community but also did not let them enjoy their fundamental rights.

The law will still criminalises the forced, unnatural sexual offences against minors and animals such as sodomy and bestiality. The colonial section era not only made any kind of homosexual behaviour but also oral and anal sex etc a criminal offence.
The apex court said, in past years there were not many cases on section 377, but people belonging to this community were harassed, exploited and blackmailed due to this law. Now, no one will have a legal backing to exploit anyone on these grounds.
After this historic judgement celebration were taken on roads and grounds where people not only marked this important day but were emotional to get identified by law and remembered their not so easy journey till today judgement.
Social media is overwhelmed with the posts celebrating this historic judgement and the “colorful flag” can be seen all over the internet, with a message, “Love wins”.

 

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