Protests against transgender bill erupt in India

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12/19/2018

Transgender Indians on Wednesday (19 December) protested against a bill claiming to protect their rights. India’s lower house of parliament, the Lok Sabha, passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill on Monday. But, the transgender community has slammed it. They claim it infringes their rights rather than protecting them. Transgender protestors in south India’s Bengaluru gathered outside the town hall to protest the bill.  ‘The community wasn’t consulted’ one of the protesters said, according to local media. ‘The Bill doesn’t consider reservations in jobs and education, most of us are forced to beg & the bill criminalizes begging’ they said, according to the Economic Times.

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