‘Tired of life’, Malayalee trans woman wants euthanasia; Intervening Minister of Education

Kochi, First Published Jan 12, 2022, 9:18 AM IST

Kochi: A trans woman in Kerala has demanded that euthanasia be allowed as she cannot live as a trans woman. Aneera Kabir, a native of Ottapalam, had approached the court seeking clemency. Trans woman Anira Kabir told Asianet News that despite attending interviews for the post of temporary teacher in fourteen schools with two postgraduate and MD degrees, she was turned down for being a trans woman and even mocked on the basis of gender in the interview.

Cherpulassery Govt. Anira, who was a temporary teacher in the post of Sociology Junior at the Higher Secondary School, was fired. Anira’s brother died in an accident a few days ago. Anira also has a responsibility to protect her family. With this, he was ready to approach the court seeking permission for euthanasia as he had no other way to live. Anira’s tragedy came to light when she went to the Legal Services Authority to seek a lawyer to apply for euthanasia, claiming she could not live as a transgender woman.

Aneera says that despite her qualifications, she has been discriminated against at work and is being ridiculed by society for wearing a woman’s dress. Trans woman Aneera says she is blaming the Chief Minister for her plight. Aware of Aneera’s plight, Education Minister V Sivankutty spoke to the Palakkad Deputy Director of Education on the phone.

Minister V Sivankutty said that the Palakkad Deputy Director of Education has been directed to take necessary steps to give back the job lost to Aneera. The Minister said that Aneera has been directed to submit a detailed petition pointing out the crisis she is facing and that she will visit Thiruvananthapuram in person and submit the petition.

Last Updated Jan 12, 2022, 9:31 AM IS


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