Twitterati lashes out at Supreme Court for 'taking us a century back'
As soon as the Supreme Court verdict on homosexuality was announced, social networking websites saw a lot of posts criticising the apex court's move:india Updated: Dec 30, 2013 15:40 IST
In a huge setback to the country's gay community, the Supreme Court on Wednesday set aside the Delhi high court judgment decriminalising homosexuality and held that consensual sex between adults of the same gender is an offence.
On July 2, 2009, the Delhi high court had decriminalised gay sex as provided in section 377 and ruled that sex between two consenting adults in private would not be an offence.
Section 377 (unnatural offences) of the IPC makes gay sex a criminal offence, entailing punishment up to life term.
As soon as the verdict was announced, social networking websites saw a lot of posts criticising the apex court's move:
The date 11/12/13 is correct. But actually the year is 1613. #wtf #377— Gabbar Singh (@GabbbarSingh) December 11, 2013
Why should the law decide whom you can, or can't, love? Hugely retrograde step. #Sec377— Sunanda Jayaseelan (@Sunanda_J) December 11, 2013
And we all thought that The Supreme Court of India constitutes a group of learned people. #GayRights #377— Kaustav Bhattacharya (@Kaustav_89) December 11, 2013
Dismayed. what a horrendous judgement. SC has taken us back a century #Sec377— Arun Panicker (@arun_panicker) December 11, 2013
Good news is they haven't yet banned the song "Aadmi hoon aadmi se pyar karta hoon.."— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) December 11, 2013
Knock knock Who's there? Supreme court Supreme court who? The ones to take you back 100 years in the past. #Sec377— Rakesh Kumar (@RakeshTheKumar) December 11, 2013
Hey, want to hear a joke? Supreme Court.— Videshi Indian (@IndianVideshi) December 11, 2013
The day India turned Victorian in the 21st century.— Pulakesh Upadhyaya (@pulki_bushu) December 11, 2013
Dear Supreme court, The stone age called. They want you back. #Sec377— Sunil Kadam (@sunkadam) December 11, 2013