Author Archives: Rajat

Cops cite service rules, reject woman constable’s plea for sex change

AURANGABAD: The state police headquarters has rejected the application of a 29-year-old woman constable of the Beed police seeking to undergo a sex change operation and continuing in the force as a male constable. Additional director general of police Rajender Singh (establishment) told TOI, ...

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Transgenders need society to join the fight for our rights: Thanuja Singam

As part of Transgender Awareness Week, 101 India has been running a series of videos on transgender individual’s coming out stories. We profiled Thanuja Singam, who was featured in 101 India’s story on the Koovagam festival.  Thanuja Singam came out ...

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Bengal: Transwomen turn teachers for Dalit children in Malda

Choosing to look beyond their own share of problems (discriminated for their gender), Priyanka and the rest, hailing from the town itself, decided to be a ray of hope to the marginalised kids, who lose much of their childhood to ...

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What we need are gender-neutral toilets: Activists

Thiruvananthapuram: On Sunday, Poojappura park witnessed a rare event – a debate on toilets. The debate was organized on the World Toilet Day by a group of young architects after visiting public toilets in the city. A cross section of society – ...

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Transgender rights: House panel proposed, govt rejects

The Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has decided to junk the recommendations of a parliamentary committee report which was the first ever government document to recognise the rights of transgender persons to partnerships and marriage, so that they ...

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