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OMG: Indian sprinter Dutee Chand reveals she is Lesbian in love with sister!

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New Delhi: Unapologetic about her same-sex relationship with a younger relative, India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand is facing a tough battle of acceptance in her family.

Dutee, who won two silver medals at the 2018 Asian Games, became one of the few athletes in the world to openly admit same-sex relationship.

“I am having a relationship with a 19-year-old woman from my village for the past five years. She is studying B.A. 2nd year in a Bhubaneswar college. She is a relative of mine and whenever I come to home, I spend time with her. She is a kind of soul-mate for me and I want to settle down with her in future,” Chand, 23, told news agency from Hyderabad where she is training.

 

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A landmark judgement of the Supreme Court last year had made same sex relationship between consenting adults a non criminal act though marriage between such individuals is still not legal in India.

Dutee, the 100m national record holder (11.24 seconds), says while her parents have not yet raised any objection to her relationship, her eldest sister has threatened to not only expel her from the family but also send her to jail.

“My eldest sister kind of wields power and authority in my family. She has thrown out my elder brother from home because she does not like his wife. She has threatened me that same will happen to me. But I am also an adult who has individual freedom. So, I decided to go ahead with this and make it public.

 

Dutee Chand, Pinki Pramanik, Indian professional sprinter, Lesbian, Gay, Same sex relationship, Live-in-partner, Asian Games, Athlete, Sports news

 

“My eldest sister feels that my partner is interested in my property. She has told me that she will send me to jail for having this relationship,” she said.

Dutee said her partner is free to marry whoever she wants to if she decides to do so in future.

“I will continue my athletics career. I am going to take part in the World University Games next month and hope to qualify for the World Championships later this year. My aim to qualify for next year’s Olympics, so I am training hard,” she said.

 

Shocking: India’s sprinter Dutee Chand reveals she is in same-sex relationship with sister!

 

While Dutee refused to name her partner, she said the Supreme Court judgement on the issue gave her the courage to go public.

“My partner also agreed that we should make this public and face whatever repercussions it may bring to us. I believe in individual freedom and right to decide how and with whom I will live my life.”

She said another reason for coming out in the open was that she did not want something which happened with sprinter Pinki Pramanik, who was accused of rape by her live-in partner.

 

Dutee Chand, Pinki Pramanik, Indian professional sprinter, Lesbian, Gay, Same sex relationship, Live-in-partner, Asian Games, Athlete, Sports news

 

Pinki was a member of the 2006 Asian Games 4x400m relay gold winning team.

“We did not want this kind of situation happening in future,” Dutee said.

Dutee, who was banned for one year by the international athletics federation in 2014 for having higher testosterone (male sex hormone) level than permissible, hails from Chaka Gopalpur village at Jajpur district of Odisha and she was born to Chakradhar Chand and Akhuji Chand.

 

Dutee Chand, Pinki Pramanik, Indian professional sprinter, Lesbian, Gay, Same sex relationship, Live-in-partner, Asian Games, Athlete, Sports news

 

She won a landmark ‘gender’ case against the IAAF in an appeal to the Court of Arbitration in 2015 and she was allowed to compete after being banned for one year.

The CAS suspended the IAAF’s policy on hyperandrogenism for two years.

Later the world body changed the policy, which applicable only on female athletes competing in the range of 400m to 1500m, leaving out Dutee, who competes in 100m and 200m, from its ambit.

 

  • Dutee Chand, Pinki Pramanik, Indian professional sprinter, Lesbian, Gay, Same sex relationship, Live-in-partner, Asian Games, Athlete, Sports news

    Unapologetic about her same-sex relationship with a younger relative, India's fastest woman Dutee Chand is facing a tough battle of acceptance in her family.

  • Dutee Chand, Pinki Pramanik, Indian professional sprinter, Lesbian, Gay, Same sex relationship, Live-in-partner, Asian Games, Athlete, Sports news

    Dutee, who won two silver medals at the 2018 Asian Games, became one of the few athletes in the world to openly admit same-sex relationship.

  • Dutee Chand, Pinki Pramanik, Indian professional sprinter, Lesbian, Gay, Same sex relationship, Live-in-partner, Asian Games, Athlete, Sports news

    "I am having a relationship with a 19-year-old woman from my village for the past five years. She is studying B.A. 2nd year in a Bhubaneswar college. She is a relative of mine and whenever I come to home, I spend time with her. She is a kind of soul-mate for me and I want to settle down with her in future," Chand, 23, told news agency from Hyderabad where she is training.

  • Dutee Chand, Pinki Pramanik, Indian professional sprinter, Lesbian, Gay, Same sex relationship, Live-in-partner, Asian Games, Athlete, Sports news

    A landmark judgement of the Supreme Court last year had made same sex relationship between consenting adults a non criminal act though marriage between such individuals is still not legal in India.

  • Dutee Chand, Pinki Pramanik, Indian professional sprinter, Lesbian, Gay, Same sex relationship, Live-in-partner, Asian Games, Athlete, Sports news

    Dutee, the 100m national record holder (11.24 seconds), says while her parents have not yet raised any objection to her relationship, her eldest sister has threatened to not only expel her from the family but also send her to jail.

  • Dutee Chand, Pinki Pramanik, Indian professional sprinter, Lesbian, Gay, Same sex relationship, Live-in-partner, Asian Games, Athlete, Sports news

    "My eldest sister kind of wields power and authority in my family. She has thrown out my elder brother from home because she does not like his wife. She has threatened me that same will happen to me. But I am also an adult who has individual freedom. So, I decided to go ahead with this and make it public.

  • Dutee Chand, Pinki Pramanik, Indian professional sprinter, Lesbian, Gay, Same sex relationship, Live-in-partner, Asian Games, Athlete, Sports news

    "My eldest sister feels that my partner is interested in my property. She has told me that she will send me to jail for having this relationship," she said. Dutee said her partner is free to marry whoever she wants to if she decides to do so in future.

  • Dutee Chand, Pinki Pramanik, Indian professional sprinter, Lesbian, Gay, Same sex relationship, Live-in-partner, Asian Games, Athlete, Sports news
  • Dutee Chand, Pinki Pramanik, Indian professional sprinter, Lesbian, Gay, Same sex relationship, Live-in-partner, Asian Games, Athlete, Sports news
  • Dutee Chand, Pinki Pramanik, Indian professional sprinter, Lesbian, Gay, Same sex relationship, Live-in-partner, Asian Games, Athlete, Sports news
  • Dutee Chand, Pinki Pramanik, Indian professional sprinter, Lesbian, Gay, Same sex relationship, Live-in-partner, Asian Games, Athlete, Sports news
  • Dutee Chand, Pinki Pramanik, Indian professional sprinter, Lesbian, Gay, Same sex relationship, Live-in-partner, Asian Games, Athlete, Sports news
  • Dutee Chand, Pinki Pramanik, Indian professional sprinter, Lesbian, Gay, Same sex relationship, Live-in-partner, Asian Games, Athlete, Sports news
  • Dutee Chand, Pinki Pramanik, Indian professional sprinter, Lesbian, Gay, Same sex relationship, Live-in-partner, Asian Games, Athlete, Sports news

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Nasa finds Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram with help of Indian engineer

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New York: NASA has found the crash site and debris of India’s Chandrayaan-2 Vikram moon lander following a tip from an Indian space enthusiast who examined pictures of the area of the moon taken by a US orbiting camera.

The site was located by Shanmuga Subramanian, who on his own scoured the pictures taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbital Camera (LROC), NASA and Arizona State University announced on Monday confirming the find.

The first mosaic image of the likely crash site made from pictures taken by the LROC on September 17 was downloaded by several people to look for signs of the Vikram, NASA said.

One of them, Subramanian, contacted the LROC project with a positive identification of debris, it said.

Arizona State University (ASU), where the LROC project is located, said: “After receiving this tip, the LROC team confirmed the identification by comparing before and after images.”

When the images for the first mosaic were acquired on September 17, the impact point was poorly illuminated and could not easily be identified, it said.

But two image sequences were acquired on October 14 and 15, and on November 11 were better.

The November mosaic shows best the impact crater, ray and extensive debris field. The three largest pieces of debris are each about 2×2 pixels and cast a one pixel shadow.

The three largest pieces of debris are each about 2×2 pixels and casts a one pixel shadow.

The university said that based on Subramanian’s tip, the LROC team scoured the surrounding area in the new mosaics and found the impact site and the debris field.

The impact site is located at 70.8810 degree S, 22.7840 degrees E, at an elevation of 834 metres, it said.

“The debris first located by Shanmuga is about 750 metres northwest of the main crash site,” ASU said.

Vikram lost contact with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) following its launch from Chandraayan-2 moon orbiter on September 6 when it tried to make a softlanding near the moon’s south pole.

In a statement NASA said: “Despite the loss, getting that close to the surface was an amazing achievement.”

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