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नेपालका तेश्रो लिङ्गीहरुद्वारा फेसबुक संस्थापक मार्क जुकर्बर्गलाई चिट्ठी PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Prathaa Magar   
Friday, 23 March 2012 01:17

न्यू योर्क/काठमाडौं- नेपालको संबिधान सभाका एक मात्र तेश्रो लिङ्गी गे (Gay) सभासद तथा नेपाली तेश्रो लिङ्गी (LGBT) हरुको संस्था ब्लु डाइमन्ड सोसाइटीका संस्थापक अध्यक्ष सुनिलबाबु पन्तले विश्व प्रसिद्ध अनलाइन सामाजिक सन्जाल पोर्टल फेसबुक (facebook.com) मा सदस्यता बन्दा पुरुष या महिला मध्ये एक रोज्नै पर्ने नियमको बिरोध गर्दै सो हटाइन माग गरेकाछन्।



फेसबुकको कारण विश्वभर समाजलाई एक ठाउँमा ल्याउन र संपर्कमा रहन मद्दत पुगेको उल्लेख गरेका सभासद पन्तले तेश्रो लिङ्गीहरुलाई आफ्नो लिङ्ग उल्लेख गर्ने अबसर नदिएर लुकाइएको बताएकाछन्।

सन् २००७ को मुद्दामा नेपालको सर्बोच्च अदालतद्वारा तेश्रो लिङ्गीहरुको पहिचानको पक्षमा फैसला गरेको र उक्त कानून लागू गर्न आफूहरुलागि परेको उल्लेख गर्दै सभासद पन्तले जुकर्बर्गलाई लेखेको पत्रमा फेसबुकले तेश्रो लिङ्गीहरुको पहिचान गर्न आग्रह गरिएकोछ।

उता विश्व प्रसिद्द सर्च इन्जिन गूगल (google.com) द्वारा सन्चालित चर्चित निशुल्क जिमेल (gmail.com) ईमेल एकाउन्ट खोल्दा लिङ्ग खुलाउँदा पुरुष (male), महिला (female) का अलावा अन्य (other) उल्लेख गर्न पाउने सुबिधा उपलब्ध गराइएको छ। याहू मेल (yahoo.com) र हटमेल (hotmail.com) ले भने नयाँ ईमेल एकाउन्ट खोल्दा पुरुष र महिला मध्ये एक रोज्नै पर्ने वाध्यकारी ब्यबस्था गरेको छ।

विश्व चर्चित माइक्रो ब्लगिङ पोर्टल ट्वीटर (twitter.com) ले चाँही लिङ्गकोबारेमा उल्लेख गर्नु पर्ने कुनै ब्यबस्था नै गरेको छैन।

तल सभासद पन्तले फेसबुक संस्थापक जुकर्बर्गलाई लेखेको पत्र पढ्नुहोस्:

Dear Mr. Zuckerberg,

My name is Sunil Babu Pant. I am the founder and director of Blue Diamond Society, Nepal’s first LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex) rights organization.

In just eleven years, Blue Diamond Society has achieved incredible success advocating for the rights of LGBTI people. This is due, in part, to the fact that Nepal is a country that celebrates diversity, and, in part, to the bravery and tenacity of Blue Diamond Society staff and volunteers.

In 2007, the Supreme Court of Nepal responded positively to a case Blue Diamond Society brought before it. We asked the Court to find that LGBTI people are equal, and that gender identity should be based only on self-identification. They decided positively on both counts - and now we are working to implement the policies.

I write today as an avid user and admirer of Facebook. Your product has revolutionized the way we communicate and express ourselves around the world. It has brought communities together which were otherwise thousands of miles apart, and resulted in collaboration and partnerships which have improved the world.

However people who do not identify as male or female continue to be sidelined by Facebook’s options. As you allow users to identify only as male or female, many in the LGBTI community feel as if they are hidden on the site, unable to identify as their true selves.

In Nepal, we have been working with the government to improve this identity-based access to documentation and civic participation. The Government of Nepal is working to implement a third gender option, labeled “other,” on all official forms and registers.

I encourage you to do the same, for the sake of respect for gender-variant people around the world who want to socialize, organize, and be a part of your 21st century internet revolution. I encourage Facebook to celebrate diversity.

Please let me know if I can help in the process.

Kind regards,

--
Sunil B Pant
Member of Constituent Assembly and Parliament
Kathmandu Nepal
Ph:+977 1 4443350
Cell: +977 9851067959
Fax:+977 1 4438600
GPO Box: 8975, EPC No: 5119
Kathmandu, Nepal

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