Aamir Khan, John Abraham disappointed by SC anti-gay judgment
I'm most disappointed: Aamir on anti-gay judgment
By Indo-Asian News Service
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 13:38:50 GMT
Bollywood has expressed shock and dismay over the Supreme Court judgment that holds same gender consensual sex as an offence.
As the Supreme Court Wednesday held same gender consensual sex an offence, superstar Aamir Khan said it is violative of basic human rights while gay filmmaker Onir called it "a dark day in the history of judiciary".
"I am most disappointed with this judgment. It feels very intolerant and violative of basic human rights. It's a shame," Aamir Khan said in a statement.
Section 377 of the IPC holds that a same gender sexual relationship is against the order of nature and is an offence.
"My Brother…Nikhil" director Onir expressed his views on his Twitter handle.
He wrote Wednesday: "A dark day in the history of judiciary and human rights in India. I am angry by the Supreme Court ruling on IPC 377."
Actor-producer John Abraham, who acted as a cross-dresser in Vishal Bhardwaj's 7 Khoon Maaf, is also disappointed by the decision.
"India has harboured archaic prejudices once again. The Supreme Court has criminalised homosexuality," John tweeted post the judgment.