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Tuesday 3 October 2017

Toilet for Transgender inaugurated by MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan in Bhopal, India

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan inaugurated public toilets for Transgender community in Bhopal.
The facilities in Bhopal are the first specifically for trans people in India.

A dedicated public restroom for transgender people was inaugurated in Bhopal, India, today by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Mayor Alok Sharma said the facilities are only for kinnars, also known as hijras, who are often the victims of attacks and even kidnappings. Its the first bathroom for transgender people in the country, according to Amarujala. City counselors are also working on providing safe housing. 
Today’s event is part of a larger citywide celebration of Gandhi’s birthday. (Bhopal held its first Pride celebration this year [2017] in May.)

Third-gender people have been a part of Indian culture since antiquity but with British colonialism came persecution and marginalization. Many Trans-personals have no job prospects except for begging or sex work.

That’s beginning to change: The Supreme Court recognized transgender as a distinct gender in 2014 and passed a trans rights bill the following year. More and more companies are drafting trans-friendly policies and actively looking to hire transgender employees—including tech businesses, police and taxi companies. 

Source: Amar Ujala, Pic courtesy: Open web source

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  1. नई सुरुवात एक दिन मुख्यधारा में आत्मसात हो जाएंगे