In what is probably the one great news you need to read today, the legal crusaders behind the historic Section 377 verdict, have come out as a couple.
Lawyers Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju, who argued the case against Section 377, in an interview with a TV channel said, that the verdict was not just a huge win for India but a personal victory for them.
History was made last year when the Supreme Court struck down the Draconian law that criminalised homosexuality. Thanks to the efforts of many and these two women who spearheaded the legal campaign, the LGBTQ community finally had the right to love and live freely.
In an interview, Menaka said,
It is not nice to be a ‘criminal’ who has to go back to court as a lawyer to argue other cases.”
@MenakaGuruswamy @arundhatikatju Just posting a thread of this fascinating discussion on a judgement that continues to have profound relevance for the jurisprudence in the Global South and how this case was argued in the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/DG52vdpYFo— Saurabh Vashist (@saurabhvashist_) July 18, 2019
They’re so inspirational 🙌🏽— Siddharth Singh (@siddharth3) July 19, 2019
And their love, and their love for their work, shows. https://t.co/4Dv7fKfIfe
When you are in love you go to war even against draconian laws in a conservative country.— Papri Banerjee (@BanerjeePapri) July 19, 2019
Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju had spearheaded the legal challenge to strike down Section 377 of IPC. pic.twitter.com/d1UBUkcJP4
Now that’s a power couple I stan ! 🏳️🌈❤️ https://t.co/tOFR2tkMPu— The Last of her Name (@Lawandemotions) July 19, 2019
Love conquers all.