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Government bid to bring transgenders into mainstream

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Published : Jun 23, 2018, 6:51 am IST
Updated : Jun 23, 2018, 6:51 am IST

The committee will also look for ways to map the population of the transgenders in the city.

The decision was taken on Friday during a meeting chaired by social welfare minister Rajendra Pal Gautam. (Photo: PTI)
 The decision was taken on Friday during a meeting chaired by social welfare minister Rajendra Pal Gautam. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: To bring transgenders into the mainstream, the Delhi government will form a committee to highlight and solve various issues faced by the community related to health, education and legal aid.

The decision was taken on Friday during a meeting chaired by social welfare minister Rajendra Pal Gautam.

 

The committee, of seven experts who understand the issues of transgenders in-depth and can address it on the policy formulation at a larger scale, will work to include the community into the mainstream.

The committee will also look for ways to map the population of the transgenders in the city.

“Our constitution is gender neutral and considers all the people its citizen. They too are like all other humans, but it is the society which thinks they are different," Mr Gautam said, during the high level meeting.

He also sought to know ways and means to map the population of the community so as to target their special needs and deliver timely services.

 

Mr Gautam said that the government is committed to bring a qualitative change in the lives of this community so that each one member is empowered to join the mainstream of the society and lead a constructive and dignified life.

He further said that it is not their fault that they belong to transgender community; rather it is the society who views them through a prism as different.

They too are like all human beings and the Indian constitution is gender neutral as it considers every Indian as its citizen.

Tags: transgender, human being, education