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WSS and THITS Statement On The Attack On A Transgender Woman By Army Jawans in Hyderabad

Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) and Telangana Hijra Intersex Transgender Samiti (THITS)

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WSS and THITS condemn the barbaric attack on a transgender woman by army jawans in Hyderabad, demands immediate and stringent action for justice

10th July, 2017, Hyderabad: WSS and THITS express outrage at the brutal physical and sexual assault of a 34 year old transgender woman by a group of army personnel. WSS demands stringent penal action against all the accused, a speedy investigation and trial, as well as complete medical treatment, compensation and legal support to the survivor (name concealed to respect identity).  Continue reading

WSS joint Fact-Finding Report into murder of Pregnant Brick Kiln Worker in Karimnagar

A team of human rights activists from Solidarity Committee for Brick Kiln Workers of Telangana State, Human Rights Forum, and Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression, as well as professors and students from University of Hyderabad, visited Hanumantunipeta village in Pedhapally block of Karimnagar district today, to conduct a fact finding on the death of Surja Bag, a pregnant woman brick kiln worker from Orissa. Her husband, Jitendra Bag had filed a complaint at the police station stating that she had been lethally kicked by the owner of the brick kiln and the supervisors when she had been unable to work due to high fever. The FIR filed cites S. 304-II and the owner of the kiln, Shyam, and 3 supervisors have been taken into remand on these charges. Continue reading

Telangana Hijra Intersex Transgender Samiti

PRESS RELEASE

Implement the NALSA judgment immediately!

Sunday, 5 July 2015, Hyderabad: A hundred and fifty hijras, transgenders and supporters gathered at Dharna Chowk, Indira Park today to demand jobs for the community and the implementation of the NALSA vs. UOI judgment of the Supreme Court of India. They raised slogans of ‘Udhyogam kavali’, ‘Illu kavali’, ‘Upadhi kavali’, ‘Rakshana Kavali’ – referring to their struggles to find jobs, housing, welfare and security in a society that discriminates against them in every way. Hijras with B.Ed., M.Com., M.B.A. and B.C.A degrees spoke of how they were denied jobs repeatedly despite all these qualifications, due to the stigma they face due to their genders. Continue reading

Telangana Hijra Intersex Transgender Samiti

Justice for Pravallika

City: Hyderabad
Date: February 21, 2015

Telangana Hijra Transgender Samiti acknowledges the Cyberabad police leadership taking departmental action against the policemen who denuded our Hijra sister, and for solving the Pravallika murder case and taking action against Mr. Venkat who had perpetrated several brutal attacks upon the transgender community over the last several months. The Samiti warns that any future transphobic attacks on the community will be similarly protested with our full energy until action is taken, and we call for action for the speedy implementation of the NALSA vs. UOI judgment of the honorable Supreme Court. Continue reading