Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tamil Nadu's progressive step
This edit in the latest EPW complements Tamil Nadu for being the first State to recognise the rights of the transgender, treating it as a third category. A recent order by the Education Department of the State, according to the edit, enables the transgender to choose any institution they like, men's, women's, or co-educational. Earlier, members of transgender were treated as men, and they had to suffer considerable harassment because of this. Tamil Nadu has also taken a number of steps for the welfare of the transgender, clearly setting a model for the other States.