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(http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/asia/article2802864.ece)
Eunuchs upset with Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation eviction notice

in INDIA, 08/04/2013

Resentment is brewing among eunuchs residing near Vani Vihar as the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to demolish their 'illegal' settlement to facilitate expansion of the National Highway between Rasulgarh and Vani Vihar.

Apprehending displacement, the 120-odd eunuchs of Vani Vihar Hijra Basti have threatened to resort to self-immolation if they are not properly rehabilitated before the eviction drive. "We have already been served with notices to vacate the land. We should be given houses to stay," said the secretary of All Odisha Hijra Association, Meera. The eunuchs have been staying on the side of NH for the past BMC commissioner Sanjib Kumar Mishra said those evicted would be rehabilitated at Niladri Vihar in Chandrasekharpur. "We have transit houses where the displaced dwellers can stay," Mishra said. Read more

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