India: Stop police brutality against Hijras and Kothis in Bangalore
Source:The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
Activists for the rights of sexuality minorities in Bangalore are concerned about a recent pattern of alleged police harassment and abuse against hijra and kothi communities in the city.
Hijras are communities of transgender people and people with intersex conditions--mostly men who undergo castration--prevalent throughout South Asia. Kothis are men who have sex with men and who see themselves as feminine in sexual partnerships. Activists report incidents of police abuse, including arbitrary arrests and torture of those held in custody. The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) joins the protest and condemns these reported patterns of police restrictions, harassment, intimidation and torture.
Submitted on Mon, 04/08/2002 - 00:00
- Should India review Muslim divorce law?
- India arrest 16 for beheading woman for 'witchcraft'
- ‘It’s a Good Thing’: Military Chief on Virginity Testing of Female Recruits
- Indonesia's highest Islamic clerical body issues fatwa proposing death penalty for people caught having gay sex
- Indonesia lawmakers drop plan for schoolgirl virginity tests after uproar
- WLUML Stands With Nigerian LGBT People, And All Persecuted For Their Sexuality Worldwide
- Uganda: WLUML/VNC Statement on the Situation of LGBT Rights Activists in Uganda
- Uganda: WLUML/VNC Statement on the Situation of LGBT Activists in Uganda
- India: Violent attacks and cases of moral policing in Karnataka
- UPDATE: Pakistan: Shamial and Shahzina released and together
- Dossier 32-33: Sexualities, Culture and Society in Muslim Contexts
- Masculinity, Son Preference and Intimate Partner Violence (India)
- Control and Sexuality: The Revival of Zina Laws in Muslim Contexts
- Dossier 28: Secularism in India
- WSF: Hindu fundamentalism in India: Ideology, strategies, and the experience of Gujarat