TransgenderPersons(ProtectionofRights),2019 ; #NewDelhi; #India
New Delhi (India), July 19 (Canadian-Media): Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights), 2019 was introduced today in Lok Sabha, India which enables transgenders to define their identity and rights to prohibit discrimination against them, media reports said.
Transgender Persons. Image credit: weforum.org
Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot had introduced the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, which provides for their social, economic and educational empowerment, and will also establish a national council for transgender persons.
The bill will offer greater accountability to the central government, state governments and Union Territories, and all the stakeholders concerning issues of transgender persons for upholding the principles underlying the Bill.