KATHMANDU, Dec. 7: The Blue Diamond Society (BDS) has expressed concern over what it called conspiracies to defame the society and weaken the campaign launched for the rights of third gender people and sexual minorities.
Speaking at a news conference here on Friday, society chairperson Pinki said, "Some people who were expelled from the society on corruption charges are plotting to weaken the campaign for the rights of sexual minorities and third gender people."
The society has been fighting for the rights of sexual minorities and third genders for the past 12 years, Gurung said.
Refuting news stories that there was rampant corruption inside the Association and some were sexually harassed by its director and former CA member Sunil Babu Panta inside the office, Gurung said such incidents never took place in the association.
Similarly, third gender Bishnu Adhikari said some people were hatching conspiracy to tarnish the image of society. "I was the first person getting the citizenship certificate with the identification of third gender with the help of the Society," Adhikari said.
Adhikari accused Badri Pun, Jamim Shah and Punam Rokka, expelled from the society on corruption charges, of cheating colleagues.
Other third gender people Durga Thapa, Chanda Bhusal, Bhakti Shah, Suman and Bhumika Shrestha urged the society to take intiative to establish them in the society. At present, the society is running with 40 offices and 750 employees. According to society statistics, the population of sexual minorities and third genders is around 400,000.