Veena files her nomination papers for BBMP election

Veena, the transsexual woman candidate of Praja Rajakiya Vedike in BBMP elections filed her nomination papers yesterday (15 Mach 2010) at the Goods Shed Road office of the BBMP.

I am very happy that media was there in full strength. Lets hope that this support will put pressure on the government officials to act in a fair manner and stop discrimination against Veena. Most of you are aware that Veena has to wait for more than 8 hours to obtain her caste certificate, that too after more than 50 human rights activists protesting at the Tahasildar’s office and media covering the protests. It is shameful that a transsexual person has to spend 8 hours to time to get a certificate that others obtain in 1 hour. And the cerificate Veena wanted is about her ‘caste’ and not ‘gender’.

I hope she Veena can get through the next hurdle on 17th March 2010, when her poll application will be scrutinized by the poll officials.

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