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Activist Ashok Row Kavi
Has government woken up to transgenders' rights?

in INDIA, 12/10/2013

Several hundreds of transgenders from across the state will converge in Mumbai for the first-of-its-kind public meeting scheduled on Thursday. Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan is expected to announce the creation of a state commission or welfare board for the community’s welfare.

Besides Chavan, his deputy, Ajit Pawar, and state minister for women and child welfare, Varsha Gaikwad, expected to attend the meeting, it has fuelled speculation that the government is meeting transgenders with an eye on elections. Read more.

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