Rashmi Drolia,TNN | Apr 20, 2014, 08.20 PM IST

RAIPUR: Soon after Supreme Court recognized transgender as a third gender, it seems Chhattisgarh‘s transgender have started gathering courage to confront the reality in society. A case of two teenaged girls who claim to be in love with each other has put Raigarh police in a dilemma.
As the case comprises of minor girls and homosexuality, the girls have been handed over to child welfare committee and are now undergoing counseling, in charge of Raigarh Kotwali RK Mishra told Times Of India.
Narrating the story, Mishra said the case came to light when the 15-year-old went missing from her home and parents registered a missing report a few days ago. “During investigation, police found that one close friend of hers, who is aged 17, was also missing. Police traced both girls to Jashpur and handed them back to their parents. But the twist in story came when both of them approached police and appealed to allow them to live together as they were both in a relationship,” Mishra said.
The minor girls had grown up together as friends in same locality at Deendayalpuram and when their families objected to their proximity, they eloped. The girls complained that after knowing about their relationship, their parents have started harassing them and forcing them into captivity.
Officials at Child Welfare Committee (CWC) have kept the girls under their custody at separate places and are counseling them. According to Jessi Phillip, chairperson CWC, both girls need counseling while they insist that they want to stay together as friends.
Transgender activist Vikas Rajput said that it was too early for teenaged girls to decide about whom they would like to spend their life with. “Counseling is the best pill for them right now. Had they been 18-years-old, they could have approached police and have chosen their life partner,” he said.
According to police, after resistance from family, the younger girl had attempted suicide in past and has requested her family to allow her to spend her life with her friend if they can’t permit their marriage. Police said that parents of both girls have been adamant with their versions and wouldn’t allow them to live together.
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