167 transgender women detained, then released in India

Published: November 27, 2014

ERASING 76 CRIMES
Denis LeBlanc
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NLS Queer Alliance reported that some 167 members of the transgender community have been detained in two days in Karnataka state in South West India. The community quickly responded and organised a protest in response yesterday, November 26, at the Town Hall, against the illegality of police action against transgender persons.

Perhaps it is no coincidence that last Sunday, on November 23rd, some 2000 people participated at Bangalore Pride, the first since India’s Supreme Court re-criminalized homosexuality in December last year.  Bangalore is the capital of the southern Indian state of Karnataka.

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