Are Hijra's(TransGender) not a Human being.?

Hijra (English called as Eunuchs) aren't they humans then why are they treated in a harsh way.What is the problem with our society.Even they are humans like we are then why cant they be treated like with others they do .I strongly condemn on this issue.After all they are also beings all should be given equal rights.

I felt very bad when i saw a incident with the boy of age around 16 wearing a saree and bangles and sindhur on his head.He was walking and the people beside him were shouting 'hey' 'hey idiot are you blind cant u keep distance between',he replied very sadly sorry.

I shredded  tears in my eyes by seeing that annoying incident,it was not his mistake to born like that then why the hell people are scolding him and keeping them aside.
Just think guys/gals if you were born with those gender problems 

what would you feel for that incident.Isn't that a harsh way.?

I say Yes.
It is not his mistake to be born like that right,so please people avoid such cases at least show some humanity, am not saying to hug them and kiss them but show some respect towards them all have some self respect and even they have.

According to Hindu mythology Hijra gender is divine because the LORD SHIVA has a avatar where Lord Shiva and Parvathi are combined and formed into one making the LORD Shiva + Parvathi= LORD Ardhanareeswara.Hijra is a form of that divine lord,there form is greater than us.
LORD Ardhanareeswara

I have a friend in the child hood he used to do all the girly things i never knew why he does that.He was used to go to the girl toilets and always used to be with girls and do girl sort of things.So We all used to            
tease him a lot by saying "girly boy".Then we came to know about the fact that he was a Eunuch.We all felt very sorry for him.Few of my friends ignored him even me,later i felt so sorry for him and left all the issues and came back to friendship.

He was very happy when i talked with him and gave him a hug and said Ramu i am there for you.Don't worry i am a friend of you right so stop being idle and sad and lets be friends again.

Then after some days he couldn't bear with our society and even his parents didn't understood his feelings and
abandon him.Then he went to Eunuch community and changed his gender.Transformed to Eunuch officially.
I was really shocked that he had changed his gender but what can he do with this society around us.
No one will help him and care about him, at least the Eunuch community will take good care of them.

Don't think Eunuch(Hijra's) are not educated so and so,if you then you might have heard wrong.The leading I.T sector has one Eunuch working in MNC companies and earning a high salary.They are very talented but our society  ignores them they not even bothered and wont encourage them to education.
Every one has right to get education right then why cant you cooperate schools or colleges give admissions to them aah ?
But you money minded people in admission bench wont understand the feeling of them,always running behind the money and thinking of the school/college reputations.Darn the fame and name every one should get the education.Every child has right to get it then why cant the "Eunuch child" aah ?

That will be A million dollar Question for the Cooperate schools and Colleges.
According to the survey i made through the google hijra[Eunuch] is not backed anywhere they are every where in all sector's.They are working in hospitals,offices and lot more.

But not all are that educated only few who get proper education from govt side education is offered free to them are working.Some are moving into the film industry and modeling.

Rest of them are begging on the roads,some working as sex workers and many mean jobs for their feeding of stomach.
Some cases are worse those who work has sex workers they are cruelly treated by the raudies(BigShot People) and punish them in a harsh way.I have read a lot of articles that really pushed me to write down this topic and want to change some thing from my side.

Please don't scold them when they beg on the roads and come near to you for asking some charity.If you have donate some but don't treat them in a harsh way or insulting way.Even they have a heart to feel bad so please stop and avoid such things with them.

Begging at the traffic signal roads 

My sincere request to all of you citizens of india that treat them as humans and accept them as one of us.Even Eunuch(Hijra) are humans please dont insult them by saying Point5(.5),TwoInone,cheka and etc.Please stop abusing them friends.They need help if you cant help then be calm no need to abuse them and treat them in a In-Decent way.

One successful story of sham alias shamala he has same problem so he changed his gender and now became a heroine in my hyderabad in telugu film industry.Sham changed to Shamala.

Sham to Shamala

working at cinema set with director

From my side when ever i saw a hijra my friend Ramu who is a hijra i remember him and donate some charity to them.Even you could do the same thing help them.

My view on this topic is that Its "Time to Change" all should be showing some respect & humanity and help them in small or big way.Avoid the hatred and untouchable sort of things.Because even they are humans right.We should show some respect for our fellow beings. I want to change this thing so i am hearing you my voice by the words above.

So Guys Its "Time to Change" even they are Humans treat them in a good way.Don't think am a Hijra am also common guy but expressing my views on what my friends has face till now.So hope you guys understood my writeup.

Thank You.
Please help them

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  1. excellent say. their plight is really sad, and sincere efforts are needed. well said.

  2. The position of these unfortunate people in the society is sad and it will take ages for us to get out of this mould.

    Strangely, they are pretty nice people, just like us. There is a small biological mix up, that's it.

    Have you ever thought:

    Can they donate blood? What happens when they need blood?

    Can they vote? Are they even considered as part of our citizens?

    Even when I see your post, I hesitate once before I comment. How do I feel, I ask myself.

    The thing is, they are partly responsible for this. Railway stations, traffic signals, when a rough hand caresses your head asking for money, you feel disgusted. Sometimes, we feel some men may be feigning as eunuchs. Uggh. I have seen incidences in festivities during marriage, birth of a child, etc when a group of eunuchs would come and try to extract money. No logic, actually.

    There are many who live a dignified life, but get affected by the society's reaction.

    When we accept blood from a blood bank, do we ever ask whose that blood was originally? There is no reason why eunuch's should not be allowed to donate blood. Especially in emergency situations, and maybe for rare blood groups. I think, if one is willing, then one should be permitted to donate.

  3. I love the fact that you brought up this issue. Its divine to even be fighting for the cause, I hope this post goes all around and abridges the gap between the ali's and us. They are humans , after all, and co-exist with us. Good Luck with that!

  4. @Pramod ji: Thanks P.
    Yeah efforts are to be put sincerely.
    Then only we can change this society..

  5. @anupama: Well said..I totally agree with you..That why i wrote this topic..
    Even they are beings like us.They need to be given a proper identity in our country.
    The society thinking has to be changed..
    Thanks for the valuable comment :)

  6. @anjli: Thank you anjli..cheers :)

  7. i used to wonder why eunuchs are not to be seen in any good school, college, or corporate..they are also citizens of india..your post has very thoughtfully brought up this issue, a different topic...all the best for the contest

  8. A very though provoking insight into a topic considered taboo.. The failure of acknowledging them as individuals is actually a blatant proof of our own demonic insecurities.. People's perspective must change.. Awareness must be created and I certainly think that you have made a successful start.. Kudos!

  9. a very good article sampath.... ceriously a very nice one n really it would change the way ppl think ... :)

  10. Very convincing issue. Appreciate your concern...may be things are going to change for the better..India is changing, though there's a lot to be desired.
    Thanks for ur comment on my blog :)Please do come by again

  11. the thing is you seem to have met all the nice ones. I've only met the ones who try to misbehave with you, steal your money and and as a girl i can say they try to feel you up and only stop when you give them money. as long as there are cheap ones society will treat all of them the same.

  12. Yes,I agree.We should not be misbehaving.If we cannot do any good ,the least we can do is avoid being cruel.All are created by the Almighty & for a reason.So let us love all !

  13. A serious issue written in an emotional manner. Well done buddy!

  14. Good you brought up a topic which is long being ignored by people! Appreciate your post!

  15. @Karishma,@nalini,@Karthik,@Geetalima,@vasu,@forum:
    Thank you all for such fabulous comments..i really mean it..Thank you all.

  16. @kofykat: There is no one in the world born as nice or bad.Its we who think in a different way and think them in this way.Cant we afford a 10rs or 20rs.We all spend a lot on shopping,cosmetics and etc.cant we aa donate a small amount so that they can feed their tummy.
    No one is cheap unless the society mind set changes.

  17. Very nice Sammy.. you brought a very sensitive inssue to light. Very good..

  18. The issue you have brought up is a cause .I agree with all the sentiments that's in but these issues should be educated to the young ones in their school books. You ask me why?? Telling or teaching elders /adults is a tough job since they have been inculcated that this is this and that is that.We all have learnt Biology, but I don't think I have a chapter that tells in detail about the Eunuch's physiology or psychology aspects. Personally, I feel that we should educate the young ones that there are three genders in common instead of two and start the fight from there.

    My entry Are your Parents neglected?. *signed*

  19. @Surabhi: thanks :)
    @uma: Yeah i agree true with what you said :).

  20. Never thought about Hijra's, actually always been scared of them. Your post was an eyeopener for me. Yes it's time to change our attitude towards them for they are also Children of God. Best of Luck for contest.

  21. i am thankful to you for writing this article. Really it is time to change, time for us to think for them and give them equal right and dignity. I wish your article wins the ist prize for the contest of time to change sponsored by Stayfree.

  22. Noble Thought Indeed.. to a Living reality in our country, infact the World! the Attitude towards Transgenders does need to change...

  23. @Pradip Biswas: I wish i would but apart from winning.I won many hearts like your's.That itself making me very happy indeed :)
    @Vinnet:Thank you,True said the attitude in the society should change.I hope it will change :)

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    I am happy to visit your blog

  25. You deserve appreciation for thinking about Eunuchs and writing a post for them. Many of us including me also read about the terrible things that they go through, but do not treat them with the same compassion as we would, if we heard the same cruelty meted out to a normal person. Hypocrisy is there various aspects, and with respect to how we treat Hijra's is deep-rooted and its definitely time to change it.

  26. Hi Sammy,

    A very well written piece on the third gender. I sympathize completely with them. For many it is a nature's accident or an intentional act of the brutal. Either way, they are not to be blamed. Let's hope and pray that people become more broad minded and a way comes out to accept these people also us as humans just like ourselves.

  27. Really a touching post. Very good write up. Good that you brought up this topic. Claps to you :)

  28. I too feel sorry for them though I dont know anyone personally.
    Great piece of work...Thanks for sharing...

    village girl

  29. nice post, hope people give right place to them in society...

  30. Living in Bombay for decades, they were a visible and invisible part of our lives. I have been at the receiving end of a string of curses from a couple of them for not parting with non existent money(we older generation students hardly had any pocket money to part with ;)). But, that just made me sad, the fact that they are a maligned part of society on its fringes and explains their overt aggressiveness.
    The problem in India is, we deify everything possible but neglect to treat each other with basic human dignity deserved. It's very nice of you to highlight what you feel strongly about.

  31. Very true, the Hijra community is always been condemned by all, but they too have a right to live in this world. I too initially was against but then after a few incidences I too started supporting them...
    Nice point!!

  32. Touching post.. I have seen ppl on streets begging for money, but some of them have started robbing people as well. I have seen incidents of snatching gold chains, watches, bracelets or bangles etc. But we can't hold grudges since they don't have much opportunity to grow financially since there is a gender biasing.. i feel they should be given job opportunities and also children should be taught in the school to treat them well if they have someone like that in their class.

  33. @all:
    Thanks to all loyal readers for commenting on my social cause article :)
    Thank you very much (-;

  34. Folks did a lot of mythical business over transgender.Some redemptive action is on nowadays .

  35. Very well written. Keep it up dude..

  36. In Olden days Eunuchs used to be used by Kings to guard Harems.Even today they are much sturdier than many a male and they can be part of a Battalion who can be trained to guard the eves against eve teasers or some other similar functions.They are getting bad name due to the use of some by the Male gay community.

  37. Very forward approach taken by you buddy. I guess they suffer a lot, but unfortunately the rouge elements which almost force money out of people are the ones who give them further bad name. But, on the other hand what else they can do if they are ignored out of societies. good post.

  38. The government as Quotas for all kind of people. If one is not for eunuchs, Hope they bring one for the most out cast people of our community. Well, chosen topic, one of the needs of humanity is equality to all.

  39. well researched incisive article....All the best for future writing

  40. Great post
    they deserve equal rights in the society.

  41. Eunuchs are always treated badly... we should definitely change our attitude towards them and figure out ways for their betterment, after all they too are human, and they have not opted to be what they are...

  42. There is a huge gap in our knowledge about the hijra community. They are physically visible, loud and aggressive when it comes to begging. There might also be some disinformation - for example, they steal babies from parents if they come to know the baby was born with no or two genitalia. If they are used by males for sex as that is the only thing they can sell to feed themselves, we still need to hear their stories. We need information about them from them. Not hearsay. Knowledge is the first step towards attempting to overcome discrimination.

  43. Well wriiten, I come across many hijra's on my way back from work. It is a pitiful situation where we cant do anything. We cant remain tolerant and give them respect. Keep blogging :)

  44. Very thoughtful and senstive sentiment you have displayed in your post. I think the world would benefit with people like you around. It's very commendable to think about someone who's life you might not understand however you gracefully show empathy. I agree with a comment written above about educating children and infact adults about transgenders. Its not an affliction. Its not an ailment. Alot of these individuals describe themselves as a man trapped in a womans body or vice versa which is most common. We all live to find our way and purpose ..It would be wise for all of us to educate ourselves on the different people who live amongst us. As for the rights of transgender individual. They all still have rights especially in our political elections etc. as long as they want to exercise tht right. I have been working in MNCs for the past 10 years and have met quite a few transgender individuals on my career path. I think we are making some progress, maybe not as fast as we shud..but its still something.

  45. Excellent thought! I too had written a post on this long back.

  46. Thank you for your comments on my posts! :]
    And yes, this post is so true. It shed a new light on the whole community. Thanks for sharing :)

  47. even i am with you in this. they are born like this and they have equal rights to live here. crazy are those people who avoid them and hurt their feelings. nicely written friend :)

  48. Thank you all :)
    I really loved ur response.
    I wouldnt be sad for winning this contest but won many hearts like yours.
    Thanks once again :)

  49. I like that you wrote on neglected set of people by society and government.

    Really a very good post and love the way you have written.

    Hope our society broadens its arms and accept the truth and make these people part of us.

  50. Very touching, insightful post....yes, they deserve to be respected as they are also a part of society

  51. Excellent post! You've got a very grave issue to light. Good read.

  52. This is the best story I've came through and I feel this is an awesome example of social service. Well said and well done Admin...

  53. Thank you manisha.I'm Glad you liked it.


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