Transphobia on the rise, says Hijra Samiti

January 20, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:35 am IST - HYDERABAD:

Members of Telangana Transgender Hijra Samiti on Monday expressed anguish over the alleged murder of a transgender, Pravallika, on January 17.

The members said transphobic violence was on the rise in the city and alleged that complaints across several police stations on the issue in Cyberabad and Hyderabad have not yielded any positive results. “Time and again, transgenders have been attacked in both Cyberabad and Hyderabad across police stations. Our members are coming under intense physical attacks. Hijra sex workers have been stone-pelted and attacked with bottles. Many were also robbed in Hyderabad. The police are yet to take any action,” a transgender of the Samiti said at a press conference here on Monday.

Samiti members demanded that police conduct a fair and transparent investigation of Pravallika’s murder, and also release the autopsy report and FIR.

“We demand a fair investigation,” Samiti members said.

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