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Mar 18, 2018
Transgender rights Bill sent to Cabinet after social justice ministry incorporates Parliamentary panel recommendationsThe Social Justice ministry has sent a Bill on transgender rights to the Cabinet after finalising nine amendments, including those in the definition of the term 'transgender', keeping with the recommendations of a Parliamentary panel
Sep 24, 2017
Transgender persons need to be recognised as human beings; not deified or demonisedOn the one hand, our culture deifies transgender people — on the other, it demonises them for who they are. What if we just learned to look at them as 'people' instead?
Sep 11, 2014
Modi govt's move to oppose SC's development plan for transgenders is wrongThe Modi government's move to oppose SC's recognition of transgenders is regressive.
Feb 26, 2014
Khurshid's jibe on Modi: A political history of the term 'napunsak'In our strictly gender coded hierarchy of political insults calling a male politician a woman is a slap in the face. But calling him a napunsak is way below the belt. Salman Khurshid was following in a hoary political tradition here.
Nov 14, 2013
Transgenders officially a 'third gender' in BangladeshThe Bangladeshi government on Monday approved 'transgender' as an official third gender, which will lead to the recognition of the rights of around 10,000 individuals who had previously been marginalised.