While we were certainly willing to broaden our support base by building coalitions with other groups such as the feminists and the Dalits, it was they who kept away from us, possibly because our cause had to do with sex.
A sit in protest was held by the transgender community of Kashmir at Press Colony, Srinagar on 13th May against non-implementation of NALSA judgement in Jammu and Kashmir and disregard of transgender rights in the state.
Every transgender in the state shall be treated as living under BPL (Below Poverty Line), unless stated otherwise. They would be entitled to all the benefits under the BPL scheme, including cheap food-grains, LPG, electricity connections etc.
The PIL has sought social, economical and political inclusion and rehabilitation of the transgender community in Jammu and Kashmir, and their recognition as a marginalised and vulnerable section of the society.
TMOUH is primarily a story of margins and marginalized; the ones who are ‘misfit’ for the soceity, the dunya as Anjum rightly called it, where hegemonic majoritarian politics make identities like being Queer, Woman, Dalit, Adivasi, Muslim, Kashmiri, Drug Addict, Syrian Christian, Poor and Uneducated the easy target of unbridled and insatiable hatred.