New Delhi: With the prominent majority of the country having to move regularly to the banks since the demonetisation decision, individuals from different communities are bearing the task of having to expose themselves to an environment not akin to receiving them.

In such an encounter, a transgender from Kolkata was alleged humiliated by the bank staff when she tried to enter the premises of the bank.

Ranjita Sinha is a member of the Association of Transgender/Hijras in Bengal who has a bank account in State Bank of India (SBI) at Gokhale Road. When she tried to enter the premises of the bank to put out some queries to the manager, she was evidently harassed and humiliated by the staff at the bank.

“I was trying to enter the bank, I had some queries that is why decided to cut the line and headed towards the manager’s room. When I was entering the premises a security guard did not let me through and misbehaved with me. When I still tried to go they put a collapsible gate,” Sinha told ANI.

 

 

Sinha also said that the staff of the bank said some offensive things to her and her friends who belong to the same community.

“I approached the manager and informed about him about the incident. Although he supported me but could not do anything as the staffs were not listening to him,” said Sinha.

Sinha has lodged a police complaint against the officials who harassed her and said that she wants a written apology from them.

First Published | 24 November 2016 11:22 AM
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