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Nagpur: 2 separate public toilets for transgender community

PTI
Published : Feb 17, 2018, 3:14 pm IST
Updated : Feb 17, 2018, 3:15 pm IST

Sarthi Trust, which works for the community, met the District Collector and demanded separate public toilets for transgenders.

The trust asked for separate public toilets as well as separate medical wards for transgenders. (Representational Image)
 The trust asked for separate public toilets as well as separate medical wards for transgenders. (Representational Image)

Nagpur: The district administration has decided to construct two public toilets in the city for members of the transgender community.

The move comes after representatives of the Sarthi Trust, which works for the community, met District Collector Sachin Kurve and demanded separate public toilets for transgenders. 

"We have decided to set up two (public) toilets for the transgender community in Pachpaoli and Sitabuldi areas. The sites were suggested by the trust," said Kurve.

Nikunj Joshi, CEO of Sarathi Trust, said there were about 1,200 transgenders in the city.

"We apprised the collector and deans and civil surgeons (of government hospitals) about health concerns of transgender community, and the discrimination they sometimes face," he said.

"We requested for separate (public) toilets as well as separate medical wards for transgenders," he added.

Tags: transgender, nagpur transgender community, public toilets, sarthi trust
Location: India, Maharashtra, Nagpur