Bollywood celebrites on Wednesday voiced disappointment over the Supreme Court docket verdict that criminalised homosexuality, calling it “violative of primary human rights”.
Hollywood actress and human rights activist Mia Farrow additionally joined the celebrities in slamming the judgment, saying it was a “very darkish day” for freedom and human rights in India.
“I’m extra upset with this judgement. It feels very illiberal and violative of primary human rights. It is a disgrace,” famous person Aamir Khan stated in a press release.
Actor John Abraham tweeted: “India has harboured archaic prejudices as soon as once more… The Supreme Court docket has criminalized homosexuality… Disgrace.”
Filmmaker Onir, who has been vocal about homosexual rights, stated it was a tragic day for Indian democracy.
“I’m offended by the SC ruling on IPC 377. Very very upset that the bench of the Supreme Court docket maintain us to regressive colonial 153-year-old IPC 377. A darkish day for the historical past of judiciary and human rights in India,” Onir stated.
The ‘My brother Nikhil’ director added: “A tragic day for democracy the place the SC bench denies the LGBT group its constitutional rights to equality and safety towards discrimination.”
Actor-director Farhan Akhtar tweeted: “The Supreme Court docket obtained it fallacious at the moment. Sec377.”
Farrow criticised the judgement in a sequence of tweets.
“Very darkish day for freedom and human rights as Indian Supreme Court docket guidelines to criminalize homosexuality. Canceled journey to India,” tweeted the star of ‘Rosemary’s Child’ and in a sarcastic notice added, “My spouse and I’d not really feel welcome there.”
“Properly- when I’ve a wife- we can’t be going to India. Cancelled journey to India. My spouse and I’d not really feel welcome there,” she added.
Director Karan Johar tweeted: “Sec377 isn’t just a violation of human rights but additionally makes democracy appear to be a mirage in our nation.
“For all those that assume that this judgement provides them a proper to speak about their self appointed machoism… GET A LIFE!!!,” Johar added.
Celina Jaitly, one other superstar who has been vocal about her assist to LGBT group, stated the decision was a betrayal of belief.
“377 is in contradiction of three main elementary rights: Article 14, 15, 21. In the future you might be authorized the following day unlawful? Naz India joins a shameful checklist of instances the place SC has eliminated rights given by a decrease courtroom… This choice will smash many lives,” Jaitley stated.
‘Rang De Basanti’ star Siddharth tweeted: “We’re calling our residents criminals for doing one thing that’s their elementary beginning proper to do & is pure. Mera Bharat kahaan? Unhappy.”
Riteish Deshmukh known as it “Supreme Mis-judgement Section377.”
Actor Rahul Bose: “A lot for these believing the judiciary is ‘the final bastion of frequent sense’ on this nation. Section377.”
Actor Anupam Kher wrote: “We clearly do not imagine in equal rights even within the instances after we ship Mangalyaan to Mars.:)”
Actor Kabir Bedi stated the judgement didn’t uphold democratic human rights.
“It is a unhappy day when the Supreme Court docket of India doesn’t uphold the democratic rights of sexual minorities. The State ought to keep out of the bedrooms of consenting adults. SC upholding regressive legislation appears bigoted.”
Dia Mirza: “I’m ashamed. 377 there may be nothing extra horrifying than the revelation that the guardians of democracy have turned undemocratic.”
Anushka Sharma wrote: “So upset with the SC verdict. Freedom is such a misleading time period. Rights are an ambiguous thriller scrap377.”
Vinay Pathak tweeted, “Supreme Court docket – STRAIGHT? or SCARED!”
Director Nikhil Advani tweeted: “Welcome to the medieval ages!!! It was solely a matter of time.”
Madhur Bhandarkar wrote: “Simply after we thought we’re wanting into the long run, comes a judgement that treats us like we’re within the stone age. The frustration is justified.”