Transgender activist Kalki Subramaniam has alleged that she was sexually assaulted by two unidentified men when she was returning to her home in Auroville, near Puducherry, on June 2. She also alleged that police refused to register a complaint in this regard.
In India, kothis are men who dress and live like women, who are not necessarily homosexual but often take partners who conform to a typically masculine gender role. Edged out by society they meet in the city's dangerous 'cruising areas', where they are targeted by criminals and police alike; in a culture that outlaws same-sex practices they are easy prey for blackmailers who threaten to expose them as homosexuals. Mintu says that he is fed up with seeing his friends come to harm >>>