New Delhi: A foremost whammy to gay rights in the world’s biggest social equality, the Supreme Court on Wednesday detained that homosexuality or unnatural sex between two agreeable adults under Section 377 Indian Penal Code (IPC) is unlawful and it will go on as a serious offence.
The bench comprising of G.S. Singhvi and S.J. Mukhopadaya put aside the High Court’s verdict legalizing homosexuality. Section 377 vehemently states that whoever willingly engaging in sexual intercourse regardless of the character with any person or animal does an aberrant crime.
The Bench said: “We hold that Section 377 does not suffer from… unconstitutionality and the declaration made by the Division Bench of the High Court is legally unsustainable.” “Notwithstanding this verdict, the competent legislature shall be free to consider the desirability and propriety of deleting Section 377 from the statute book or amend it as per the suggestion made by Attorney-General G.E. Vahanvati,” it added.
The social media users depended on Twitter to fetch their overwhelmed rage and agitation. Some of the posting are here:
Nigel Britto: "Won't judge gay people." - Pope Francis.
"Not to worry, we will." - Supreme Court of India.”
Taslima Nasreen: “India banned love. Shame!
Chetan Bhagat: “What?! Consensual gay sex ruled illegal in 2014? Shows you how badly India needs new young leaders with a modern outlook.”
Bodhi Cat: “Yes yes, dear homophobes (closeted or otherwise), you can do your victory dance. But this isn't over just yet.”
Anushka Sharma: So disappointed with the SC verdict. Freedom is such a deceptive term. Rights are an ambiguous mystery.”