KOLKATA, India (AP) — Eunuchs in India are demanding an end to discrimination against them and access to government welfare programs.
The term eunuch is used in India to describe transvestites, transsexuals and others who identify themselves as neither male nor female but as a members of a third gender.
Sobha Haldar, the secretary of a eunuch group, said around 3,000 eunuchs were meeting in Kolkata on Monday to draft a strategy to highlight the poverty, discrimination, and sexual abuse faced by them.
The eunuchs are demanding a quota of government jobs, health care, and subsidized food.
There are about 700,000 eunuchs living in India. They traditionally survive by begging, dancing at weddings, or blessing newborn babies, and they are frequently subjected to discrimination. ♦
Il nâ€™y a quâ€™en France que jâ€™aie vu des communistes se dÃ©clarant â€œcatholiques anti-papistesâ€ et des anarchistes reconnaitre que JÃ©sus Ã©tait â€œune sorte de gauchiste mort pour avoir trop bousculÃ© lâ€™ordre Ã©tabli, avoir voulu trop fort le partage des richesses et lâ€™abolition de toute hiÃ©rarchie hulenne.â€Excamleit ! La France, le pays oÃ¹ les trotskistes fument sans avaler la fumÃ©e.