Vivek Agnihotri Supports 'Same Sex Marriage' Being Legalized In India; Filmmaker Says, ‘Not A Concept, It’s A Human Need, A Right’
Vivek Agnihotri took to social media to share his opinions on legalising same sex marriage in India
Renowned filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri often makes the headlines for his controversial tweets and statements. He has been taking to his official social media handles to share his take on the ongoing matters in India. From defending his movie The Kashmir FIles to commenting on various issues, he is quite an active user who stays updated on current affairs. Now, he has tweeted in support of legalising same sex marriage in India.
Taking to Twitter, the 49-year-old director replied to a tweet where the Centre in their plea to the Supreme Court called same sex marriage “an urban elitist concept.” Something that is far removed from the social ethos of the country. In response, Agnihotri expressed how same-sex marriage is a human need. Not a concept, but a need, a right that “in a progressive, liberal and inclusive civilisation like Bharat, same sex marriage should be normal, not a crime.” ALSO READ: Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri Takes A Nasty Jibe At The Gandhi Family! Suggests ‘Gandhis Start Acting In Karan Johar Films’-READ BELOW
NO. Same sex marriage is not an ‘urban elitist’ concept. It’s a human need. Maybe some sarkari elites drafted it who have never travelled in small towns & villages. Or Mumbai locals.— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) April 18, 2023
First, same sex marriage is not a concept. It’s a need. It’s a right.
And in a progressive,… https://t.co/M4S3o5InXI
His followers took to the comment section of his tweet to post their thoughts on the matter. While many spoke about how it is high time people get the legal right to be with whoever they want, a section of the internet bashed him for his statements. They lashed out at him for pushing the westernised concept in India and wanting to ruin the concept of family values. ALSO READ: Vivek Agnihotri SLAMS Karan Johar Over His ‘Murder Anushka Sharma’s Career’ Remark; Says ‘Bollywood Is In Gutter Because Of Some People’s Dirty Politics’
For the unversed, a five judge Supreme Court constitution bench comprising of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and justices SK Kaul, S Ravindra Bhat, PS Narasimha, and Hima Kohli is currently hearing a batch of petitions that seek legal validation of same sex marriage in the country. While the Centre has opposed the idea, it has left the internet divided.
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