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Section 377 trends On Twitter and Collects Over 300,000 tweets

Calling it "momentous", the Congress said the decision was an important step towards a liberal and tolerant society.

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The landmark decision of decriminalising homosexuality in India by the Supreme Court on Thursday has garnered over 300,000 tweets with hashtags (hashtag) Section 377 and #LGBTQ in past 12 hours, the micro-blogging site said in a post.

“Over 300,000 tweets discussing (hashtag)Section 377 and (Hashtag) LGBTQ in the past 12 hours and the conversation is still on the rise! Congrats to the #LGBTQ community in India!! #LoveWins,” Twitter India said in a tweet.

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In separate but unanimous verdicts, a five-judge Constitution Bench struck down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) as unconstitutional. Pixabay

In a historic judgment, the top court decriminalised homosexuality by declaring Section 377, the penal provision which criminalised gay sex, as “manifestly arbitrary”.

The verdict sparked celebrations amongst the LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, intersex and queer/questioning) community across India.

Hailing the decision, Karan Johar, Filmmaker tweeted: “Historical judgment!!!! So proud today! Decriminalising homosexuality and abolishing #Section377 is a huge thumbs up for humanity and equal rights! The country gets its oxygen back!”

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LGBT flag, Pixabay

Also Read: India Gets A Win, SC Decriminalizes Homosexuality

Calling it “momentous”, the Congress said the decision was an important step towards a liberal and tolerant society.

“We join the people of India & the LGBTQIA+ community in their victory over prejudice. We welcome the progressive and decisive verdict from the Supreme Court and hope this is the beginning of a more equal and inclusive society. (hashtag) Section377,” the party said in a tweet. (IANS)

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands Gets 4G Services Now: Airtel

Airtel 4G services will be first available in Port Blair and will gradually expand to other parts of the islands, the company said in a statement.

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Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Tuesday announced the launch of 4G services in Andaman and Nicobar islands, becoming the first company to provide high speed network in the archipelago.

Airtel 4G services will be first available in Port Blair and will gradually expand to other parts of the islands, the company said in a statement.

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Airtel launches 4G services in A&N Islands.

“Customers can upgrade to 4G SIM for free and choose from a range of exciting prepaid and postpaid plans that come with premium bundled content like Netflix, Amazon and Zee5. Airtel 4G will be available to customers across a range of smart devices including mobile phones, dongles and 4G hotspots,” it said.

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The company first lauched 4G services in the country in 2012 at Kolkata. (IANS)