LGBT community hit hard by COVID-19 lockdown in Lakhimpur

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05/12/2020

The LGBT community in Assam’s Lakhimpur district is hit hard by the impact of nation-wide COVID-19 lockdown. The victims are four transgender persons in the district who are facing starvation due to loss of their income caused by the ongoing lockdown. The four persons staying in a rented house at Kaivarttagaon in 14th Mile under Bogeenadi Police Station of Lakhimpur district have been out of income since the imposition of the lockdown due to coronavirus in March. The quartet used the trains that run between Bogeendai and Murkongchelek and up to Tinsukia to earn money from passengers by begging. But their income earned daily has been disrupted ever since the trains stopped running due to lockdown.

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