Dressed in bright saris, chunky jewellery and heavy make-up, the transgender people hanging around Kochi’s crowded transit points at night have attracted the ire of an unlikely group of people: “Local” transgender people, who are objecting to the “outsiders”.
For the past few months, there has been tension within Kochi’s transgender community, with “local” transgender people, alleging that “migrant” transgender people were committing crimes for which they were being victimised by the police.
India In an unusual incident, a 21-year-old woman was arrested and a 17-year-old boy was sent to juvenile home for having sexual intercourse. The two reportedly got upset after the families refused their demand to get married, considering the boy was still a minor.
In India, the legal age to marry is 21 years for men and 18 years for women.
The police investigation has revealed that Raja was obsessed with occult practices.
He reportedly told the investigators that he was researching the subject for decades without the knowledge of his family.
A senior police official associated with the investigation said that they do not fully subscribe to the fresh claim of the accused.
He told “The accused did not make any attempt to escape from the police.
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The survey found that sex ratio at birth (number of females per 1,000 males) improved from 914 to 919 at the national level over the last decade with the highest in Kerala (1,047), followed by Meghalaya (1,009) and Chhattisgarh (977).
Haryana also witnessed a significant increase from 762 to 836.
We struggle here to make both ends meet,” says Padma, a male to female transgender from Coimbatore. It was rare, but not unheard of, for transgender people to employed in jobs that do not involve sex work, she says.
Transgender activists claim that most of the transgender sex workers who scout for clients in transit points such as Kochi North Railway Station, Chittoor road, KSRTC bus stand area and certain roads in Kochi, are natives of Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. “In Coimbatore and other major other cities, there is a lot of competition among transgender people. Regardless of whether the “local” transgender community is being victimized for crimes allegedly committed by “migrant” transgender people, all of them do have a common problem: harassment by the police.