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4 May 2017

India Parliament Suggests Reservations for Transgenders

India’s parliament is examining a Transgender Bill.

A parliamentary panel examining India’s Transgender Bill suggested that the government should consider reservations for the transgender people to fight marginalisation.

A committee examining the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016, which seeks to define the term "transgender" and prohibits discrimination against the community, told top government officials that they should consider giving quotas to transgenders.

Transgenders are the most marginalised in the country, and a mechanism should be developed for education and employment of the community so that they can lead a respectful life, a member of parliament from the committee said.

The Bill confers the right upon transgender people to be recognised as such and also grants them the right to "self- perceived" gender identity.

Reader's Comments

1. 2017-05-05 20:54  
I don't think it is very efficient to send 6 news items at the same time. Site users are not going to read them, except for the one which is featured.

And this after having the same news item languishing on display for 10 days. Why leave the site dormant for so long and suddenly drown people with half a dozen news, rather than posting them one by one on a regular basis?

There may be several reasons why Fridae is slowly dying, but this is certainly one of them.
2. 2017-05-06 03:53  
Positive discrimination always brings further dissent.

Equality for all. And that's that.

Cheer up drelin
3. 2017-05-06 04:03  

Great story from 1970!

I'm sure fridae will fix it.
4. 2017-05-07 03:02  
To troll or not to troll: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The cheeks and arrows of outrageous bias,
Or to take shrugs against a trickle of postings,
And by ignoring end them?

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