Twitter Reactions: Supreme Court Verdict on Section 377

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Supreme Court of India has given a breakthrough judgement concerning the decriminalisation of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that considers homosexuality as an offence. A five-judge bench gave a unanimous decision, stating that the “LGBTQ community has the same fundamental rights as others.”

Following are the Twitter reactions coming out on the SC verdict from across the country:

1. Faye D’Souza, Executive Editor, Mirror Now

2. Barkha Dutt, Contributing Columnist at The Washington Post

3. Karan Johar, Film Director and Producer

4. Indian National Congress

5. Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-chief, ThePrint

6. Shankkar Aiyar, Author

7. Manuraj S, High Court Lawyer

8. Farhan Akhtar, Indian Actor

9. Swara Bhaskar, Actor

10. Ayushmann Khurrana, Actor

12. Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament

13.  Bhadra Sinha, Supreme Court correspondent, Hindustan Times

People across the country celebrating the landmark judgement by the Supreme Court.

1. Mumbai, Maharashtra:

2. Chennai, Tamil Nadu:

3. Delhi NCR

With inputs from Aparna Deb, Sameer Manekar and Areeb Imam

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