Third world, third class: Social media reacts to SC 377 shocker

The verdict is being seen as regressive and interfering, and an absolute infringement on the rights of liberty and equality that are enshrined in the Indian constitution.

FP Staff December 11, 2013 12:08:05 IST
Third world, third class: Social media reacts to SC 377 shocker

The Supreme Court verdict that effectively re-criminalised gay sex between even consenting adults, has generated a maelstrom of anger, disgust and disappointment. And as is the case with most recent issues, Twitter and Facebook have seen an outpouring of emotion.

Third world third class Social media reacts to SC 377 shocker

AFP

The verdict is being seen as regressive and interfering, and an absolute infringement on the rights of liberty and equality that are enshrined in the Indian constitution. And as many social media users pointed out, it was also almost cruelly ironic, given that marital rape is still legal in Indian law.

The resonance of the issue was also reflected in the 'trending tags' section on Twitter where #Section377, #sec377, LGBT, Delhi HC and Supreme Court were all a part of the top India trends.

On Facebook as well, 'status' messages were dedicated to the issue. "I am criminal and so are you..." read one status message by a member of the LGBT community while another lamented, "I cannot believe it. oh my god...crawl back to the closet they say. what a shame!"

Others said that the "The Supreme Court should be held in contempt"

Here are some tweets on the issue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated Date:

also read

COVID-19 in Delhi: Citizens take to social media to seek help amid overwhelmed healthcare systems
India

COVID-19 in Delhi: Citizens take to social media to seek help amid overwhelmed healthcare systems

The spread of coronavirus in Delhi is still showing no signs of abating, and the resultant distress is visible across social media platforms

Koo has launched a new Talk to Type feature for Indian regional and local languages
News & Analysis

Koo has launched a new Talk to Type feature for Indian regional and local languages

This Talk to Type feature will work in all the Indian languages the Koo app currently supports.

Clubhouse’s Android app in development; expected to be rolled out in the coming weeks
News & Analysis

Clubhouse’s Android app in development; expected to be rolled out in the coming weeks

Along with introducing a beta version of the Android app, Clubhouse’s iOS app also gets a handful of improvements.