600 homos in Kanchanpur

KANCHANPUR: Data collected by Prashansha Samuha, a non-government organization, has revealed that there are over 600 homosexuals in Kanchanpur district alone.

Samuha chairman Amba Dutta Bhatta said the homosexuals did not want to be made public citing social stigma. Of the total homosexuals, the majority are males and also most of them are concentrated in urban aeras, he added.

Programme co-ordinator Ishwor Raj Pant said the Samuha is ready to organize them and help raise awareness by tracking down their identifications. Most of them are too diffident to come forward and ask for their rights; only some young homosexuals are organised, who have been asking for due space for them in the new constitution, the Samuha said.