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Getting Aadhaar card big challenge for transgenders

in INDIA, 28/05/2012

Getting an Aadhaar card, the first government-issued document that recognised transgender people as a third sex, is still a distant dream for many, say members of that community in Delhi. 

And for the few who have got their cards, not many have been able to avail the benefits provided under the 12 digit individual identity number, they complain.

According to a recent RTI report, over 19,000 transgender people across the country have been issued UID numbers by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

The UID member helps marginalized communities open bank accounts, get phone connections and is accepted as proof of identity for issuing documents like passports, driving licenses and ration cards.

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