“Rainbow Wedding” : In a traditional Bengali ceremony the Indian transgender couple tied knot in Kolkata

The Indian transgender population isn’t exact but for all we know, it’s in million.Though in 2014, Indian’s Supreme court recognized them as the third gender of the society, their rights are still not served well and to survive everyday these people go through cruelty, violence, are forced in prostitution, begging or mineal jobs.

The human activists and transgender community have been fighting for their rights and self – identity in the society. On Tuesday, 6th August, 2019 the lower house of India passed a transgender bill to enshrine the transgender people in the law. It is currently being discussed by the upper house.

But in Kolkata, west Bengal a new ray of hope is seen as 38 years old bride – Trisha Das and 40 years old groom – Dipan Chakravarthy, the transgender couple tie knot in a traditional Bengali ceremony.

The couple was engagement on National Transgender Day of Visibility. The wedding was held at a rented hall in Agarpara’s Mahajati area and was not just attended by Trisha’s friends but also her family and neighbours. Though Dipan’s parents maintain their distance from the ceremony, the couple receiving a lot of love and blessings from all over the world.

Trisha, originally called Susanto, was born in Agarpara and underwent a sex reassignment surgery 15 years ago, told TOI ” I always believed love has no gender and Dipan and I have proved it.

Dipan who was born as Dippanita in Lumding said, ” I am extremely lucky to have Trisha as my wife. This is the best day of my life“.

Biswajit Mukherjee, the pandit for the evening was also very happy for the couple and cancelled his other appointments to be a part of the wedding. He said, “I have never seen anything like this. This is a historical moment and i am happy to be a part of it. ”

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