No more eunuch intimidation for passengers, railways to soon lay down norms

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Taking cognizance of the rising cases of harassment by transgenders in trains, the Railway Board has reportedly decided to make all trains free of eunuchs’ who forcefully extract money from passengers, in 15 days.

If sources are to be believed, in this regard, the board has directed the railway authorities to take immediate action within 15 days, prohibiting eunuchs bothering passengers from boarding trains.

The concerned authorities have also been ordered to take stern action against those who will be found violating the order, said sources.

The decision of the railway board has come against the backdrop of a recent incident wherein a construction worker was allegedly pushed out of a train by a transgender when he refused to give money.

Besides, railway commuters have been venting ire against the transgender community for allegedly ‘harassing’ them. Several complaints have also been filed so far this year against transgenders forcing people to pay.

“Eunuchs have become a headache. In the name of begging, they are extorting money from passengers. If someone refuses to give them money, the transgenders start fighting, abusing and passing sexually laced taunts,” said a railway commuter.