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Indian trans man who fled to UK fears deportation

Man 'outed' by Indian media fears he will face 'torture' and 'elimination' if he is forced to return home.

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30th November 2013 03:57

Alessia Valenza

A trans man who fled to the UK from India fears if he is deported, he will face ‘torture’ at home.

Sameer Neelam says he was ‘outed’ by the Indian media, and fears if he has to return, he will be made to live as a woman.

He had been working in government in Hyderabad, being forced by society to work as a woman. But in private he was free to dress true to himself.

When others discovered Naleem’s secret, he wanted to kill himself. But instead of taking his own life, he fled to Bradford, northern England.

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