In Pics: India Overjoyed as SC Decriminalises Homosexuality
A man poses with the LGBTQ flag following Supreme Court’s verdict.
A man poses with the LGBTQ flag following Supreme Court’s verdict.(Photo: AP/Rafiq Maqbool)

In Pics: India Overjoyed as SC Decriminalises Homosexuality

Following the Supreme Court’s verdict that partially struck down Section 377, social media went abuzz with people celebrating the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the country. As many from the LGTBQ community came out celebrating on the streets, few even took this moment to come out of the closet.

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Advocacy group, Nazariya prepares for Supreme Court’s verdict. 
Advocacy group, Nazariya prepares for Supreme Court’s verdict. 
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Following the verdict, there were multiple reactions outside the court.

LGBTQ activists celebrate after the country’s top court read down parts of a colonial-era law that made homosexual acts punishable.
LGBTQ activists celebrate after the country’s top court read down parts of a colonial-era law that made homosexual acts punishable.
(Photo: AP)
Members of the Nazariya foundation celebrate the apex court’s verdict in New Delhi on Thursday.
Members of the Nazariya foundation celebrate the apex court’s verdict in New Delhi on Thursday.
(Photo: AP)
Supporters congratulate each other after the apex court’s verdict in New Delhi.
Supporters congratulate each other after the apex court’s verdict in New Delhi.
(Photo: AP)
LGBTQ supporters  pose outside the Supreme Court, New Delhi.
LGBTQ supporters pose outside the Supreme Court, New Delhi.
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Not just outside the Supreme Court in Delhi, People celebrated the apex court’s order across the country.

Gay rights activist Chitra Palekar celebrates the SC’s decision in Mumbai.
Gay rights activist Chitra Palekar celebrates the SC’s decision in Mumbai.
(Photo: AP/Rafiq Maqbool)
Activists posing with the posters and the LGBTQ flag in Mumbai.
Activists posing with the posters and the LGBTQ flag in Mumbai.
(Photo: AP/Rafiq Maqbool)
Supports and activists from the  community celebrating under the LGBTQ Flag.
Supports and activists from the  community celebrating under the LGBTQ Flag.
(Photo: AP)
Supporters of the LGBTQ community in Mumbai hug each other following the SC’s verdict.
Supporters of the LGBTQ community in Mumbai hug each other following the SC’s verdict.
(Photo: AP /Rafiq Maqbool)
LGBTQ activists in Mumbai posing for the media.
LGBTQ activists in Mumbai posing for the media.
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Couples kiss and celebrate the Supreme Court’s verdict. 
Couples kiss and celebrate the Supreme Court’s verdict. 
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An activist in Delhi poses with the LGBTQ-flag.
An activist in Delhi poses with the LGBTQ-flag.
(Photo: ANI)
People from the LGBTQ community in Chennai celebrate the SC’s verdict by cutting a cake.
People from the LGBTQ community in Chennai celebrate the SC’s verdict by cutting a cake.
(Photo: ANI)

Here are some photos people welcoming the Supreme Court’s verdict in Bangalore.

Supporters prepare before the Supreme Court’s verdict in Bengaluru. 
Supporters prepare before the Supreme Court’s verdict in Bengaluru. 
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Supporters of the LGBTQ community in Bengaluru celebrate with balloons, following SC’s verdict. 
Supporters of the LGBTQ community in Bengaluru celebrate with balloons, following SC’s verdict. 
(Photo: The Quint)
People from LGBTQ community in Bengaluru posing post verdict.
People from LGBTQ community in Bengaluru posing post verdict.
(Photo: The Quint)
A happy man in Bengaluru after Supreme Court’s verdict.
A happy man in Bengaluru after Supreme Court’s verdict.
(Photo: The Quint)

(With inputs from ANI)

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