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15 Transgender Couples tie the knot at a Mass wedding in Chhattisgarh

15 Transgender Couples tie the knot at a Mass wedding in Chhattisgarh March 31, 2019Leave a comment

In a first of its kind mass wedding, 15 couples from the transgender community tied the knot on Saturday. The event, which was organised by a Raipur-based transgender and social activist Vidya Rajput, took place in Chhattisgarh.

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The event witnessed the marriage of couples from Chhattisgarh as well as other states. The procession was carried out in a traditional Hindu style and also included pre-wedding rituals like- Haldi, Mehendi, Engagement and Sangeet.

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Ms Madhu Kinnar, a transgender and the mayor of Raigarh who attended the event, said, “This should have happened a long time ago because we transgenders don’t have anybody to share out joys and sorrows. Nobody understands our sorrows. Today the government has given us such a good scheme and has given us an opportunity to get married. I thank them profusely.”

She further said, “We are getting life partners, what can be better news than this?”