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DU seeks third gender status for transgenders

in INDIA, 20/12/2013

The Delhi University has urged the ministry of social justice and empowerment to provide the status of ‘third gender’ to the transgender community.

The Department of Adult, Continuing Education and Extension said it expected the ministry to grant the status by January.

“The department has been strongly advocating the use of ‘third gender’ to identify the transgender people. As part of the committee, I have been working with the ministry finalise this. It is expected to be enforced by January,” said Rajesh, head, Department of Adult, Continuing Education and Extension.

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