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U'khand HC orders quota for transgenders in edu institutions, public appointments

The high court gave the state government six months' time to implement the decision.

September 28, 2018 / 09:47 PM IST

The Uttarakhand High Court directed the state government to provide reservation to transgenders in educational institutions and public appointments.

The high court gave the state government six months' time to implement the decision.

A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Rajiv Sharma and Justice Manoj Tiwari said transgenders lead a miserable life and are often treated unfairly.

"No proper measures have been provided for medical care to transgenders. No social welfare schemes have been framed for the betterment of the transgenders," the high court said.

Observing that they have the right to a life of dignity, the high court asked the state government to frame a scheme within six months to give transgenders quota in admission to educational institutions and public appointments.

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The court order came on a petition filed by two members of the community seeking protection to their lives and liberty.
PTI
first published: Sep 28, 2018 09:38 pm

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