Transgenders knock at the door of Backward Classes commission
They seek inclusion in Backward Classes
20 persons deposed before commission revealing the stigma they face
Bangalore: It was a public hearing of sorts on Wednesday. Members of the sexuality minorities’ community, which includes hijras, kothis, jogappas, transgenders and Mangala Mukhis from all over the State, gathered at the premises of the Karnataka State Backward Classes Commission in the city to influence the commission to include them in the Backward Classes (BC) category.
“Our main demand is right to life and dignity. We are shunned by all. Even the doctors in Government hospitals refuse to touch and examine us. Please give us an opportunity to live with dignity by including us in the BC category,” said Revathi, a hijra.
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