TS police open Pride Place to sustain LGBTQIA area
Hyderabad: The Women Safety Wing of the Telangana State police on Tuesday ushered in ‘Pride Place’, the country’s initial police-driven effort that will certainly function specifically to sustain people from the LGBTQIA area. The Director General of Police, M Mahender Reddy, launched the logo design of Pride Place and also a pamphlet having information, consisting of the Standard Operating Procedures of the effort. Congratulating the group, he claimed a number of judgments were made on behalf of the queer area and also brand-new regulations were brought right into impact in current times.
He specified, “It is now time for various stakeholders to come together and enforce these laws. This cell will act as a one stop solution for the Trans people in the State. This initiative may just be a small step today, but I strongly believe that it is going to create a long-lasting impact on our society. The cell has been formed according to the guidelines issued by Union Ministry of Home Affairs and the main objective will be to create awareness about rights of Transgender and LGBQIA people and work towards prevention of crimes, monitoring cases of offences against transgender persons and ensure timely registration, investigation and prosecution of such offences. The cell also aims to create safe spaces for the community.” “As part of the initiative, police personnel will be trained and sensitised on Trans and LGBQIA issues with protection cells to be established at both State and district levels. These cells will be headed by a police official and will work closely with a coordinator from the Trans community along with legal advisors. We will do our best to ensure that we bring a safe and secure feeling among them,” claimed Swati Lakra, ADGP,Women Safety Wing She even more included, “The initiative is a combined effort of the police department and NGOs working towards uplift of the community. Mamata Raghuveer, founder of Tharuni, an NGO working towards women welfare along with Tashi Choedup from Anveshi Research Centre played pivotal roles in conceptualising the cell.”
Harshini Mekala, a transgender lady, has actually been picked as organizer for Pride Place and also will certainly be liable to take onward the effort and also make it possible for queer area participation.