Independent Transgender Assembly Candidate of Hyderabad missing from 27th morning; Habeas Corpus petition filed
Hyderabad: Chandramukhi Muvvala, a 32-year-old transgender woman from Hyderabad, who has worked as a television anchor, cine actor and activist, and first transgender woman to contest for a Legislative Assembly seat in Telugu speaking States has been missing from her home from 8.25 AM on the 27th morning. Sources suggest that Chandramukhi, had left her house in the morning for some work and was untraceable all day. Her daughter, friends and campaign staff raised an alarm when they eventually could not get in touch with her throughout the day. FIR No. 1131/2018 has been filed the before the Banjara Hills PS. Sources suggest that the opponents contesting in Goshamahal constituency had previously threatened by Chandramukhi. Her election manifesto covered the rights of all vulnerable communities, including the poor in slums who need housing, and women who faced gender-based violence like dowry harassment and domestic violence. She was campaigning extensively to bring about a change in the status quo and make clean drinking water and sanitation available to one and all.
As per the organization Sampoorna, which is a group for trans* and intersex Indians, by trans* and intersex Indians, across the globe, a Habeas Corpus petition has been filed by Chandramukhi’s mother Anitha and is being represented by Advocate Vasudha Nagraj. The Division Bench of the Hyderabad High Court, consisting of judges Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan and Justice Satyanarayana Murthy has ordered the Home department to produce Chandramukhi by tomorrow (29th) 10:15 am.
Following Habeas Corpus petition filed by Chandramukhi’s mother Anitha and represented by Advocate Vasudha Nagraj, Division bench of judges Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan and Justice Satyanarayana Murthy, ordered the Home department to produce Chandramukhi by tomorrow 10:15 am
— Sampoorna (@SampoornaIndia) November 28, 2018
The Telangana Hijra Intersex Transgender Sammiti has released the following press release;
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