Gay people in India will no longer be ill-treated for something they can engage in closed quarters
The Supreme Court in India recently took the decision that gay sex is no longer going to be considered a criminal offence in the country. The Court also decided that if people wrong others because of their sexual orientation then it will mean that those people are not respecting certain basic rights which belong to gay people.
When the British still used to rule India, it had introduced a law. This was in 1861 and that was more than 150 years ago. The law had aimed to work against homosexuals because it had made it possible to maltreat a man or a woman if he or she was found to have had sex with a member of the same sex.
Only recently did that law see an exchange with the existence of a much more relaxed frame of mind towards homosexuals instead. The episode is begging the question of if such laws which still exist today in some other former British colonies will be subjected to similar exchanges in the future.
It is important to note that sex between gay people is still illegal in some of the countries which used to be ruled by the British, such as Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Qatar and Barbados, which in my outlook demonstrates a largely reserved standpoint over the subject. So, the decision taken by the Supreme Court in India can be regarded as a sign of monumental change towards how the subject plus that of ‘gay people and their rights’ are perceived in contemporary society.
Many Indian celebrities, for example: Sonam Kapoor, Karan Johar, Kriti Sanon and Aamir Khan welcomed this change in attitude towards gay sex in India. But Indians, at large, are known to not warm to the idea of homosexuality; it is thus common to find gay people in the country who hide their sexual orientation and do not make it public.