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Nepal transgenders launch hunger strike for rights

Disillusioned at not getting equal rights more than three years after a Supreme Court ruling, Nepal's transgender community launched a hunger strike today at Singha Durbar, the seat of Nepal government.

world Updated: Sep 14, 2010 13:20 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Disillusioned at not getting equal rights more than three years after a Supreme Court ruling, Nepal's transgender community launched a hunger strike on Tuesday at Singha Durbar, the seat of Nepal government.

Led by gay lawmaker Sunil Babu Pant, the protestors accused the government of soft-pedaling and demanded citizenship IDs as per their gender identity so that they can lead lives like other citizens.

First Published: Sep 14, 2010 13:15 IST