Sruthy, one of the girls involved in the recent same-sex relationship case, made a public appeal to her partner to come back, on Sunday. The girl, who is a graduate in Commerce, is undergoing training in Accounts at Sangama, Bangalore, an organisation that gave both of them shelter when they left their respective houses and decided to live together a few months ago.
“I came to know that she had undergone mental shock and was admitted to a hospital. I couldn’t contact her by any means. Our families won’t let us meet or talk over phone. I just want to know if her health is fine and am sure, she will come back, once she meets me,” Sruthy, who travelled to Kozhikode to make a public appeal through media, said.
As a first step to reach her partner through media, she came out in public and revealed her name, but refused to take photographs. Sruthy and her female partner, both based in Shoranur, had left for Bangalore and sought the help at Sangama, an organisation that stands for sexual minorities.
Later, Sruthy’s partner left with her parents after the court intervened. Her father had mentioned that his daughter was abducted by Sruthy with the help of Sangama and though his daughter was unmarried, she could not marry a woman as marriage between women was not legal in India.
Sruthy says the couple were not inclined to marry, but not ready to marry anybody else. “I cannot marry a man and am sure, she also will not do it. Our families had tried to find us grooms and that’s why we left our homes,” she said.
She fears that her partner may be under house arrest.
“Homosexuality is not a disease. It can neither be treated with medicines nor be cured by counselling. Transgender people do exist in Kerala but they migrate to neighbouring states like Karnataka or Andhra Pradesh due to the conservative attitude of people in the state,” said Sangama director Guru Kiran.
He said that as both the girls have crossed 20 years, they have the right to choose their future.