It’s a Landmark Day: Nandita Das on Section 377 Verdict
Actor and social activist Nandita Das lauds the verdict.
The decriminalisation of Section 377 marks a new innings for us as a society and cements the fact that as a people, we all have the freedom to love. Celebrated actor-filmmaker and activist Nandita Das, who has featured in one of the first Indian films on homosexuality Fire (1996), had this to say:
“I think it’s a landmark day that we have finally got this judgement that decriminalises homosexuality. It was long overdue and rarely do you see such a strong and clear verdict on something that has been such a historical wrong for so long and where the judiciary is saying that we actually owe an apology to the LGBT community. I think it’s a day of individual freedom, community freedom, social justice, and human rights. So it’s really for all of us that it’s a step towards a more compassionate and equal society.”
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