Kolkata Airport gives stunning tribute to the LGBTQ community after SC verdict on Section 377
Yesterday was a big day for the nation as the Supreme Court finally decriminalised Section 377 clearly stating that consenting adults couldn’t be punished for who they chose to love. The decision was much appreciated by the whole of India and people are in full mood to celebrate the verdict.
Quoting from the judgment, CJI Dipak Misra stated:
“I am what I am. So take me as I am. No one can escape from their individuality.”
Part of the verdict also stated:
“History owes an apology to the LGBTQ community for denying them rights and compelling them to live a life of fear. We can’t change history but can pass way for a better future.”
While celebrations are in full swing in the country, the Kolkata airport also decided to mark the day with a celebration of their own. A picture posted by a user on Facebook showed the conveyor belt of one of the baggage claims at the Kolkata airport changed to the Pride flag colors.
Hello world! This is how the conveyor belt of Calcutta airport looks today. 06.09.2018Photograph by Debarshi Duttagupta
This was a very heartwarming gesture from the Kolkata airport and it loudly says that it is okay to be proud when something good happens. Cheers to all the people who can now embrace who they really are without any fear.