5 transgender people protest against MLA, detained
Pune: The Bund Garden police on Wednesday morning detained five transgender people and some members of a political party after they tried to block the road in front of the police station near the district collector’s office to protest against an MLA’s “objectionable” remark.
They were later released. Deputy commissioner of police (Zone II) Smartana Patil told TOI, “We detained the protestors after they blocked the road and attempted to create a ruckus in front of the police station. They were released at the Queens Garden area later in the day.”
Inspector Ashwini Satpute of the Bund garden police said, “While making a remark on the current political situation in the state, an MLA made a derogatory reference against a senior political leader. The transgender people were not happy with it and they submitted a complaint application to the police on Tuesday evening while demanding the registration of an FIR against the MLA.”
Satpute said that the application has been forwarded to the legal department for their opinion. However, the transgender people demanded immediate registration of the FIR and sat in front of the police station till late on Tuesday evening and continued their protest on Wednesday.
“After the Palkhi procession, we asked them to leave the spot and not to block the road but they blocked the road,” she added.
Courtesy : TOI
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