PUCL Bulletin, September 2001

Arrest of sexual health workers in Lucknow


Dear Sir
I am a Delhi based journalist. Have been following the incident of arrests of sexual health workers in Lucknow. I am extremely angry about the statements of the police officials to the Media. Statements like these organizations are busy "promoting homosexuality" are extremely insensitive and irresponsible.
We are making Section 377 harass the sexual minority by keeping quiet. On one hand Government shows solidarity with NGOs working in the area of sexual health and on the other is blatantly supporting homophobia.

Please look into this matter. All that we gender sensitive people are asking from you is atleast give the men in LKO a fair hearing. Please ask NACO why are they quiet now?

-- Rukmini Sen, via the Web site, July 15

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