Striking a huge blow to gay rights, India’s Supreme Court overturned a 2009 Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalized homosexuality. According to NDTV, the ruling “means gay sex between consenting adults stays a criminal offence under Section 377, a British colonial era law banning “carnal intercourse against the order of nature”, which had been struck down by the high court.”
Many of India’s Twitter users angrily lashed out against the decision on Wednesday. A sampling is below.
I refuse to acknowledge the existence of the Indian Supreme Court that refuses the acknowledge the rights of crores of Indians. #LGBT
— Aishwarya Iyer (@Hyper_aice) December 11, 2013
The Supreme Court judgement on Article 377 is a step backwards towards barbarism and medievalism.
— Ramachandra Guha (@Ram_Guha) December 11, 2013
"Won't judge gay people." – Pope Francis. "Not to worry, we will." – Supreme Court of India. #S377
— Nigel Britto (@NigelBritto) December 11, 2013
#Article377 Barbaric. Regressive. Medieval. Shame on you Supreme Court of India.
— Sreenath Somanath (@megrapevine) December 11, 2013
Justice denied to some is justice denied to all. We have all been denied justice this day by the Supreme Court of India.
— Jerry Pinto (@mahimkajerry) December 11, 2013
Read it and weep. Literally. http://t.co/YGg8JDM37X "for the first time the Supreme Court has taken away the rights of people.."
— Nafisa Crishna (@nafcrishna) December 11, 2013
When you deny equal rights to one section of your population you deny it to ALL your people. #Sec377 The Supreme Court has failed India.
— Parmesh Shahani (@parmeshs) December 11, 2013
Contempt of court #NowFeeling
— Veena Venugopal (@veenavenugopal) December 11, 2013
Supreme Court of India, still partying like its 1899. An unconscionable act of judicial cowardice.
— Lakshmi Chaudhry (@ElChaudhry) December 11, 2013
Ugh, Supreme Court of India. Here's some Indian Culture for you. pic.twitter.com/kZ4FTaFzx1
— The Nameless One (@aworas) December 11, 2013