Friday, December 13, 2013

Adarsha committee to keep track of transgenders

Ashodaya Samithi, an organisation involved in the welfare and rehabilitation of sex workers, including transgenders and homosexuals is now on a new mission.

The committee has formed a six members team and have aptly named it as 'Adarsha'. Through Adarsha, the members daily in the evening from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm will monitor the activities of transgenders, specially those misbehave or create problem to general public.

If any such transgender are traced they will be warned and their activities will be brought to the notice of Police. The committee members have exchanged their motile numbers with Police personnel, to contact in case of emergency. If needed, the Adarsha committee will be expanded.

Addressing the media persons here on Thursday, Samithi Member Pranathi Prakash said that with the help of Police, the team will round up in prominent places of the city, such as D Devaraj Urs Road, Parks at Teresian College, and People's Park in Nazarbad.
“With the allegations made by public at the public grievance meet with Police personnel on Sunday, that transgenders are creating nuances, we decided to form the committee and keep the track of transgenders,” added Prakash.
Another transgender Girija said that: “168 transgenders have been registered with Ashodaya, of which countable transgenders are said to be misbehaving with public. We are struggling hard to come to the mainstream of society and be a part of society. To fend off black marks, we are chalking out appropriate measures.”

Transgender Rani said that rowdy elements people to visit the park and   public might have mistaken them with transgenders. “We to are exploited. There are instances people misbehaving with us,” she rued.  

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