Even as Asiad gold medallist runner Pinki Pramanik fights a legal battle after accused of being a male and arrested for alleged rape, a video showing the athlete completely naked and undergoing tests at a private nursing home has gone viral online.
On Face The Nation, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts - has Pinki Pramanik's dignity been violated?
Here is the full transcript of the show:
Sagarika Ghose:Hi there good evening. More athletes and human rights campaigners are speaking out for Pinki Pramanik. The star athlete, winner of gold and silver medals at Asian Games and Commonwealth Games has been accused of rape and is under arrest. But because of her sexual ambiguity and possibly transgender identity, Pinki is being continually humiliated. Policemen grope her in public, crowds gather to look at her; a video clip on her medical tests has gone onto the internet. Why is Pinki Pramanik being treated as a circus freak? Has Pinkis dignity been systematically violated? Joining us, Dr Payoshni Mitra, an independent researcher on gender and sport issues, Sandhi Mukherjee, former IPS Officer, West Bengal, Deepak Kashyap, counselling psychologist, Anand Grover, Director, Lawyers Collective. ...more
10:23 AM, Jul 06, 2012