Association of Transgender Hijra in Bengal (ATHB) has protested against the Supreme Court's verdict which says that same sex relationship is a crime under Section 377. The much awaited verdict of Supreme Court relating to Section 377 of Indian Penal Code was pronounced yesterday. The decision was against ATHB's contention and gay sex has been victimized as a punishable offence.
ATHB were more than confident to get the decision in their favour. But the contrary scenario has disappointed them and against all fundamental constitutional rights to live with their identity with respect and dignity.
The historical decision of Delhi High Court where the Section was read down has been totally disregarded and denied. As a protest against this decision, Association of Transgender/Hijra in Bengal (ATHB ) organized a non violent protest in front of academy of fine arts yesterday.
ATHB mentioned that this decision may have made their movement a little more difficult or prolonged, but has also recharged their energy and determination to initiate a stronger movement in a more closely united manner and they shall explore all possible legal recourse to get what they want in near future.
Their fundamental rights cannot be snatched from them and they shall continue with their movement to turn their dreams to truth and hopeful that they shall get support from common mass also who have already started accepting them as one of the common people.