Job Fair For Transgenders
Chennai: In a move that would come as a breather to the transgender community, the city police is set to organise a Job Fair at a city hotel on Tuesday for members of the third gender. About 350 participants are expected to participate in the fair. “We’ve already compiled a list of participants, from each jurisdiction, wishing to attend the fair. We hope most of them would turn up at the fair,” a senior police officer told Express. The initiative, police said is the outcome of a series of meetings between the city Police Commissioner T K Rajendren and activist groups over possible ways to reform the marginalised community and thereby prevent harassment suffered at the hands of policemen. A nodal officer was appointed and it is hoped that transgenders would get jobs.
Activists PRotest Police Excesses
Chennai: Following reports of police excesses on Dhilipan Mahendran, who was arrested by Pulianthope police for allegedly burning the national flag, a group of activists from fringe outfits attempted to besiege the Pulianthope police station on Monday. Four persons who attempted to break through the barricades and barge into the station were lathi-charged, according to the protestors. Around 100 persons- members of Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kalagam (TPDK), Tamil Nationalist movement(TNM), Dravida Viduthalai Kalagam(DVK), and ‘May 17’ movement took out a procession towards Pulianthope police station from Thiru Vi Ka Statue at Pattalam following which security was beefed up outside the station. The protestors held placards with pictures of Dhilipan with a broken arm.