12 Oct 2010
Pink Pages Editorial Team
(c/o MINGLE Foundation)
The Pink Pages team regretfully announces that the proposed print issue from October 2010 could not materialize after the Registrar of Newspapers in India (RNI), the Central Government’s body that registers periodicals rejected the application of Pink Pages magazine. No reason was cited for this refusal of permission. The magazine team will be exploring legal options and carry forward this case to its logical conclusion until due permission is granted.
It has been a trend among LGBT organizations in India to register themselves under the cloak of gender/HIV/sexual health groups in order to get the approval of Government authorities. However the Pink Pages team had decided right from the beginning not to adopt such circumventing tactics and get registered just the way it is- as a magazine for India’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people.
Pink Pages takes this opportunity to thank its readers across India for their support and encouragement, and also assures them that we’ll continue to bring out issues with the high quality of journalism our magazine has always maintained, and try all possible measures to get the print issues out as early as possible, while always maintaining utmost regard for the law of the land.